Not All Special Education Attorneys Are As Qualified As You Think: Parents Should Be Sure Their Attorney is Competent

August 2020  The MLO Minute: By, Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. Partner and Lead Special Education Attorney in our Scranton Office Special education law is quite complex and involves the understanding of specific federal and state laws, as well as educational assessments, educational programs, and progress monitoring. This is most certainly not an area of…

Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming When Schools Close or Retrench

August 2020  The MLO Minute, By Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder, Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of Special Education, and Kimberly Caputo, Esq.         School districts everywhere are struggling to decide how their schools might open for the upcoming school year. The options being considered run the full gamut from 100% virtual instruction…

Delaware Schools Reopening During the Pandemic

The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. continues to present “Special Education and COVID-19: A Free Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families facing educational issues related to the current health crisis.  PART THREE “DELAWARE SCHOOLS REOPENING DURING THE PANDEMIC”: The third seminar of this series entitled…

Special Education Due Process During COVID–19

The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. continues to present “Special Education and COVID-19: A Free Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families facing educational issues related to the current health crisis.  PART TWO “Special Education Due Process During COVID-19“: The second seminar of this series entitled…

Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming When Schools Close or Retrench

August 2020: The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. will be presenting “Special Education and COVID-19: A Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families that are facing educational issues related to the current health crisis. The first presentation of the series entitled “Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming…

Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming When Schools Close or Retrench

The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. will be presenting “Special Education and COVID-19: A Free Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families facing educational issues related to the current health crisis.  PART ONE “Maintaining In–Person Special Education Programming When Schools Close or Retrench”: The first program…

Compensatory Education and COVID-19: Navigating the Process for Children with Disabilities

August 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. The right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) did not disappear or take a vacation during the current pandemic. The United States Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education have expressly recognized that during the pandemic the right to FAPE has continued at…