Virtual IEP Clinic

Virtual IEP Clinic: Special Education During and After COVID-19 Presented by Dennis McAndrews, Esq., and our Supervising Partner of Special Education, Michael Connolly, Esq. Our Special Education Department is presenting a free virtual IEP clinic to assist families in coping with the current health/school crisis, while planning for next steps in the weeks and months…

Crip Camp: An exciting documentary highlighting the youth-led Disability Civil Rights movement

May 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Nancy Potter, Esq. At our firm we are passionate about the rights of students with disabilities. We have worked tirelessly on behalf of our clients to ensure that transition planning and transition goals include learning about advocacy, disability civil rights, and self-determination. Right now, with school buildings closed and…

The 2020 Census and Education: Why We All Need to be Counted

April 2020 The MLO Minute: By Nancy Potter, Esq. The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, teacher training and classroom technology. Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school…

COVID-19 and Education: The Responses of Pennsylvania Schools Regarding Students with Disabilities

March 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA There is no denying our school districts and charter schools are faced with an unprecedented dilemma due to the state-mandated school closures.  Nevertheless, the  responses from school districts and charter schools regarding how education is provided to students with disabilities at this time varies…