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.…

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.…