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.…

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.…

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…

January 2018: Delaware’s DHSS Releases Supported Decision Making Form

The MLO Minute  Delaware’s DHSS Releases Supported Decision Making Form By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq., McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. January 30th, 2018: Persons with disabilities in Delaware desiring to designate an individual who can assist with making important financial, medical, and other decisions can now do so more easily using a DHSS approved form available online. Supported…

February 7th, 2018: McAndrews Law Offices Wins Major Federal Court Special Education Decision

The MLO Minute  McAndrews Law Offices Wins Major Federal Court Special Education Decision February 7th, 2018: On January 29, 2018, McAndrews Law Offices prevailed in a major education case in federal district court in Philadelphia. The case involved the all-too-common recent situation where a public charter school goes out of business and children with special education…

January 2018: MLO Addresses Every Type of Special Education Issue

The MLO Minute  MLO Addresses Every Type of Special Education Issue January 2018: When our firm began handling special education matters thirty (30) years ago, the primary issue often involved the identification of a student’s disability, because at that time, school districts routinely determined a child’s program and placement solely upon the student’s disability, and not…