School Resource Officers and Special Education Students: What School Resource Officers Can and Cannot Do

January 2020 The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA Many school districts across the state of Pennsylvania are utilizing School Resource Officers (“SROs”) in school buildings.  It is important for parents and guardians of special education students to be particularly aware of the rights of their child.  It is also imperative for school…

January 23rd, 2020: Special Education Law – The Basics

Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of our Special Education Department, will be a guest presenter at The Quaker School at Horsham’s Speaker Series Event! WHEN: Thursday, January 23rd TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm  LOCATION: The Quaker School at Horsham, 250 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044 MORE: For their next Speakers Series, The Quaker School at Horsham…

CHADD Conference in Philadelphia and School-Aged Children with ADHD

December 2019 The MLO Minute: By Jennifer Grobe, Esq. On November 6-9, 2019, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) held its Annual International Conference on ADHD in Philadelphia, PA.  At its 31st Annual Conference, 1,100 professionals and individuals from across the country and around the world gathered to discuss ADHD and its impacts.  …

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Regarding Current Gifts

December 2019 The MLO Minute: By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. The IRS’ recent regulations published November 22, 2019 clarified an outstanding question regarding the potential tax implications of large lifetime gifts made prior to 2026, by benefactors dying after 2026. Prior to this clarification, potential givers worried that if they took advantage of higher gift tax exemptions…

U.S. Department of Education Provides Guidance on Dual Enrollment, Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Disabilities

November 2019 The MLO Minute, By Nancy Potter, Esq. This fall, the U.S. Department of Education made clear that vocational rehabilitation (VR) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds can be used to support dual enrollment, comprehensive transition and other postsecondary education programs for students with disabilities. IDEA funds need only be provided by…