How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness

September 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness” –  By Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., MLO’s Director of Community Outreach and Marketing Back-To-School Wellness Check! Don’t let the switch from summer to September be stressful! Fall sports, school buses with smiling students, pumpkin spice seasoning, sweaters, and sweatshirts… These are…

Part 2: Initiating Effective Communication with Your Child’s IEP Team

August 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “Back-To-School Guide: How to Prepare for a Successful School Year” –  A Two-Part Series by Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Jennifer Grobe, Esq. Part 2: Initiating Effective Communication with Your Child’s IEP Team   In our decades of collective experience in public education, we have found that the simple but…

Part 1: IEPs, Service Plans, and the Beginning of the School Year

August 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “Back-To-School Guide: How to Prepare for a Successful School Year” –  A Two-Part Series by Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Jennifer Grobe, Esq. Part 1: IEPs, Service Plans, and the Beginning of the School Year   “You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially…

Time for a Disinherited Spouse to Elect Against a Will, and to Rescind an Election

August 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “Time for a Disinherited Spouse to Elect Against a Will, and to Rescind an Election” – By, Jessica Wilson, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. – Pennsylvania’s Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (“PEF Code” or “the Code”) protects a surviving spouse against disinheritance from a deceased spouse’s will. Specifically, the…

(End of!) Summer Special Education Newsletter

August 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “(End of!) Summer Special Education Newsletter” –  A Note from our Director of Communications and Marketing Dear Friends, Families, Clients, and Colleagues: It is hard to believe that the 2022-2023 school year is right around the corner. Here at MLO, we understand the current pandemic has created unusual challenges…

Teacher Shortages and Compensatory Education for Children with Disabilities

August 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “Teacher Shortages and Compensatory Education for Children with Disabilities” By Dennis McAndrews, Esq., Founder of MLO The upcoming school year presents extraordinary challenges to school districts and charter schools in terms of staffing classrooms and related services. Just weeks before the beginning of the school year many school districts…

MLO’s Pittsburgh Attorneys Named to Board Service

August 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “MLO’s Pittsburgh Attorneys Named to Board Service” —  By, Nancy Potter, Esq. and Jillian Zacks, Esq., lead attorneys in our Pittsburgh office — Our firm is honored to announce that our two leading Pittsburgh attorneys have been recognized for their incredible work on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Nancy…

Reflections on the Successful Prosecution of John E. du Pont: America’s Wealthiest Murderer

July 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Reflections on the Successful Prosecution of John E. du Pont: America’s Wealthiest Murderer” —  By Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. —   This year marked the 25th anniversary of the successful prosecution of John du Pont for the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz on the Foxcatcher…

NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON DISCIPLINE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

July 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON DISCIPLINE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES” By Kimberly Caputo, Esq., MLO’s lead Philadelphia special education attorney, and Nancy Potter, Esq., MLO’s lead Pittsburgh area education attorney —   “Can you help? My child has an IEP and is being suspended over and over…..” “I don’t know…