June 6th, 2019: TRANSITION INTO ADULTHOOD – Special Education Transition Plans, Vocational/College Programs and Employment Issues

Free Call-In Seminar About the Program: Students with disabilities face unique challenges in moving from adolescence to adulthood. This session will discuss the obligations of public school programs to provide for transition planning in secondary schools for these students, together with the nature of the accommodations which are typically available in college programs in order…

McAndrews Law Offices Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in NEPA with a New Scranton Office and Major Milestones!

May 2019 The MLO Minute It is with great excitement that McAndrews Law Offices celebrates our 10-year anniversary of our Northeastern Pennsylvania office by opening a new expanded office located at 2 West Olive Street, Scranton, Pa 18508. This new location will provide an even more accessible option for our NEPA and surrounding area clients.…

Injuries in Schools: A Supreme Court Decision Clarifies the Right to Recover

May 20th, 2019 The MLO Minute, By Dennis McAndrews, Esq. The Pennsylvania doctrine of “sovereign immunity“ protects school districts from recovery in many, but not all, cases in which children are injured at school or during school activities. There are exceptions to sovereign immunity which permit students and others injured on school property or at…

Free Special Education Consultations – Opening the Door to a Better Tomorrow

May 2019 The MLO Minute, by Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices’ Special Education Department, and Caitlin McAndrews, Esq.  The purpose of special education is to provide every child with a disability to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), which is an education designed to move the student toward independence and self-sufficiency…