Transition Services Must Continue During Pandemic Says USDOE

September 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. On August 31, the United States Department of Education issued a policy statement on special education transition planning to all public school and charter school officials, together with vocational rehabilitation programs. This major statement emphasizes that while “recognizing that COVID-19 has resulted in students accessing educational services…

IEP Development and Modifications as School Approaches During COVID–19: Issues to Consider and Traps to Avoid

September 2020: The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. continues to present “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 fifth presentation of the series entitled “IEP Development and Modifications as…

IEP Development/Modifications as School Approaches During COVID–19: Issues to Consider and Traps to Avoid

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 FIVE “IEP Development/Modifications as School Approaches During COVID–19: Issues to Consider and Traps to…

Compensatory Education Issues During, Before, and After the Pandemic: Effective Advocacy and Avoiding Missteps

September 2020: The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. continues to present “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 fourth presentation of the series entitled “Compensatory Education Issues During, Before,…

Compensatory Education Issues During, Before, and After the Pandemic: Effective Advocacy and Avoiding Missteps

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 FOUR “Compensatory Education Issues During, Before, and After the Pandemic: Effective Advocacy and Avoiding…

Advocating for In-Person Instruction for Your Child with an IEP

August 2020 The MLO Minute: By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of Special Education, and Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder With so many schools moving to virtual instruction, either full-time or part-time, students with IEPs cannot afford to be left behind any longer where such remote instruction does not provide meaningful benefit. While some school districts and charter…

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER ADVOCATES FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Advocating for Children and Their Families for Over 35 Years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing, amcandrews@mcandrewslaw.com NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER ADVOCATES FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS Scranton, Pennsylvania (August 2020): As controversy rages across Pennsylvania concerning the manner by which students will return to school, the rights of children…