McAndrews Law Prevails in Precedent-Setting Special Education Case Under Section 504

Spring 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/The MLO Minute: By John Goldsborough, Esq. and Henry Young, Esq. —  While most special education matters are addressed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (and often by analogy the Americans with Disabilities Act, the standards of which are related to those in…

Attorneys Permitted to Attend Special Education Mediation

March 2021 The MLO Minute: By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of Special Education Since mediation was first offered through the Office for Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) as an option to resolve special education disputes between school districts/charter schools and families in Pennsylvania, attorneys have not been permitted to participate in the process. The thought was to…

March Special Education Presentations!

March 2021 The MLO Minute — Upcoming Free Special Education Presentations!   “ADHD and Special Education Services” A free WEBINAR presented by Jennifer Grobe, Esq. of McAndrews Law, in conjunction with The Special Education Alliance of Cheltenham (SEAC) DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 4th, 2021 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM LOCATION: Zoom! This webinar is free, but registration is required because space…

Unpaid Caregivers for an Elderly Individual or a Person with a Disability Qualify in Phase 1A Group to Receive a Vaccination

January 2021 The MLO Minute: By Jillian Zacks, Esq. —  On January 19, 2021, Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan V. 5 included an updated definition of “health care personnel.” The updated definition of health care personnel includes individuals providing services for the elderly or persons with disabilities in a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) program. This…