Department of Justice Reaches Settlement on ADA Violations with one of the Largest Childcare Providers in the U.S.

March 27th, 2018 The MLO Minute: Department of Justice Reaches Settlement on ADA Violations with one of the Largest Childcare Providers in the U.S. By Michael Connolly, Esq. The Learning Care Group, Inc. (“LCG”), one of the largest child care providers in North America which operates under several different “brands” including Childtime Learning Centers, Tutor Time…

COLORADO’S US DISTRICT COURT DECISION IN ENDREW F. DECLARES ANOTHER VICTORY FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

February 15th, 2018 The MLO Minute: COLORADO’S US DISTRICT COURT DECISION IN ENDREW F. DECLARES ANOTHER VICTORY FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS By Tanya Alvarado, Esq. Parents and professionals working with children with special education needs recall last year’s resounding victory when the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the exceedingly low standards set by…

OSER’s Q and A to Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District

February 15th, 2018 The MLO Minute: OSER’s Q and A to Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District Recently, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued guidance to School Districts and Parents regarding Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District. Available to download at https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/qa-endrewcase-12-07-2017.pdf  This guidance provides some important guidance for IEP Teams.…

April 27th, 2018 – SPECIAL EDUCATION AND THE LAW: A Practical Overview for Families

FREE Presentation on Special Education and the Law: A Practical Overview for Families Presented by Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. with McAndrews Law Offices, in conjunction with HEROS – Helping with Educational Resources Organization & Support. Come & learn about your child’s educational rights in school, including special education services and regulations that insure your child MUST receive free,…

Free Special Education Consultations and Contingent Fees Provide Families Access To MLO Services

March 16th, 2018 The MLO Minute: Free Special Education Consultations and Contingent Fees Provide Families Access To MLO Services In 1986, Congress passed, and President Reagan signed into law, amendments to the federal special education law (IDEA) which provides that parents who prevail in a special education case are entitled to payment of reasonable counsel fees.…

April 5th, 2018 – Luncheon for Special Education Advocates, Latino Advocates, Community Service Providers, and Colleagues

On Thursday, April 5th at 12:30pm at Buca di Beppo – Reading  (2745 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610), the Special Education Department of McAndrews Law Offices will sponsor a luncheon and seminar program for our valued special education professionals and colleagues. We hope that you can attend! Come discuss special education rights and recent…

April 12th, 2018 – Special Education and the Law: A Practical Overview for Families

Special Education and the Law: A Practical Overview for Families Free and Open to the Public! Presented by Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, in conjunction with Milestone Academy. Come & learn about your child’s educational rights in school, including special education services and regulations that insure your child MUST receive free, appropriate programs…

McAndrews Law Offices Offers FREE Presentations To YOUR Organization!

The MLO Minute: McAndrews Law Offices Offers FREE Presentations To YOUR Organization!  Over the course of our firm’s history, we have provided hundreds of presentations, seminars, webinars, clinics and other programs to innumerable organizations and groups which address the special education needs of children with disabilities. These programs are provided at no cost to virtually every…

February 12th, 2018: Market Volatility and Reviewing Your Estate Plan

The MLO Minute  Market Volatility and Reviewing Your Estate Plan February 12th, 2018: After we complete an estate plan for a client, we remind them that certain important changes in their lives can indicate a critical need to review their wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. These circumstances may include death, disability, marriage, divorce, or changing…