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Warshaw Law Firm, advocating for the educational rights of special needs children, is dedicated to protecting the rights of children with disabilities and children who are the victims of or accused of bullying, and assisting families in crisis through mediation and collaborative divorce.
The U.S. Department of Education in January 2017, just released a very comprehensive guide to transition services. Download Postsecondary-transition-guide-2017-3. Transition planning is one of the most vital functions of having an IEP for all students. An IEP is not an ends in itself, it is a means to an ends–called adult life. Too often schools … Continue reading “Comprehensive Transition Guide from OSERS–Bring It to Your Next Transition Meeting”Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a victorious ruling for parents in Fry v. Napoleon Download Fry decision that will open up avenues of judicial enforcement of rights without the need for taking cases through due process first, and then seeking redress in court, provided that the issues presented are not redressable under IDEA. The … Continue reading “Fry v. Napoleon Resounding Victory for Parents in Supreme Court”Read More
Here is an urgent action alert from COPAA to save ESSA from repeal. ACT NOW – before February 17, 2017! Tell the Senate to vote NO on Resolution to Rollback ESSA Accountability Regulations this week! ISSUE: Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with broad bipartisan support in late 2015. Implementation is not yet … Continue reading “Action Needed to Save ESSA in Senate Before February 17, 2017”Read More
Judge Gorsuch has served for the last 10 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. In this capacity, Judge Gorsuch has heard several cases related to special education and disability, which has enabled those who have analyzed both his concurring and issued opinions to determine how he might rule on … Continue reading “Judge Gorsuch No Friend of Special Education Students”Read More
Here is a statement just issued from COPAA on the vote for Betsey DeVos. Today, in response to the U.S. Senate’s vote on the nomination of Elisabeth ‘Betsy’ DeVos as Secretary of Education, Denise Marshall, executive director for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) issued the following statement: “Today is a troubling day … Continue reading “DeVos Voted In, But the Fight Goes On”Read More