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…

A Sigh of Relief: No IDEA or 504 Waivers Requested

April 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Michael Connolly, Esq.  A provision of the Coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress last month required the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to report back to Congress in 30 days with any recommendations for waivers of procedural or substantive requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) or…

What We Still Have Not Learned From Columbine: Schools Can Be Doing More To Address Bullying

April 2020 The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA Twenty-one years ago this April marks the anniversary of one of the worst days in educational history.  Two seniors shot and killed twelve of their schoolmates and one of their teachers, injured twenty-three others, and attempted to bomb the school, which would have most…

The MLO Estates and Trusts Department Welcomes Lindsey Conan!

April 2020 The MLO Minute Our Estates and Trusts Department is pleased to announce that Lindsey J. Conan has become associated with our firm as Of Counsel. Lindsey is a highly respected attorney who, in addition to her work with our firm, continues to practice independently in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Lindsey brings a wealth…

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…