Bullying in Schools

October 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of Special Education If you have watched the nightly news or read the newspaper over the past few years, bullying in schools across the country and its often tragic consequences are undeniable and sobering. Just this past month – September of 2020 – was National…

Innovation and Determination Guide: Our Representation in the Current Pandemic

September 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Katie Ryan, Michael Connolly, Lesley Mehalick, and Dennis McAndrews These have been difficult times for everyone. The challenges faced by families, individuals, businesses, school officials, teachers, and vulnerable populations such as persons with disabilities and the elderly are unprecedented. These circumstances require all of us to adapt and adjust…

Transition Services Must Continue During Pandemic Says USDOE

September 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. On August 31, the United States Department of Education issued a policy statement on special education transition planning to all public school and charter school officials, together with vocational rehabilitation programs. This major statement emphasizes that while “recognizing that COVID-19 has resulted in students accessing educational services…

IEP Development/Modifications as School Approaches During COVID–19: Issues to Consider and Traps to Avoid

The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. continues to present “Special Education and COVID-19: A Free Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families facing educational issues related to the current health crisis.  PART FIVE “IEP Development/Modifications as School Approaches During COVID–19: Issues to Consider and Traps to…

Compensatory Education Issues During, Before, and After the Pandemic: Effective Advocacy and Avoiding Missteps

The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. continues to present “Special Education and COVID-19: A Free Virtual Seminar Series” in the upcoming weeks to assist families facing educational issues related to the current health crisis.  PART FOUR “Compensatory Education Issues During, Before, and After the Pandemic: Effective Advocacy and Avoiding…