Free February Special Education Webinars

February 2021 The MLO Minute — “What You Need to Know: COVID Compensatory Services (CCS) vs. Extended School Year (ESY)” Hosted by The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, presented by Michael Connolly, Esq. and Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S. M.A. of McAndrews Law! DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, at 6:30PM LOCATION: Zoom! The program is…

Special 3 Month Enrollment Period Under ACA to start February 15th

January 2021 The MLO Minute: By, Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M. —  To help uninsured persons obtain health care coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, on January 28, 2021, the President signed an executive order that expands the opportunity to enroll for the Affordable Care Act.   Through the executive order, the Department of Health and Human Service…

COVID-19 Vaccine, Evaluations, and News for Philadelphia Students

January 2021 The MLO Minute: By, Kimberly Caputo, Esq. — COVID-19 Vaccine At MLO, we strive to provide compassionate and highly competent legal counsel to our clients. We are here to help and realize in these unprecedented times, there are many challenges facing our clients and their friends and families. With this in mind, we are committed…

We Cannot – And Must Not – Leave Students with Disabilities Behind

December 2020/January 2021 The MLO Minute: Authors: Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. and Alexander Corbin, Esq., McAndrews Law Offices; and Stefanie Ramirez and Marissa Band, Disabilities Law Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI). An original version of the article was published in Delaware’s News Journal. — All students with disabilities are entitled to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) by…

Spotlight on Michael Connolly, Esq.! Supervising Partner of Special Education

January 2021: Learn more about Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of our Special Education Department! As an opportunity for our clients, colleagues, families, and friends to learn more about our MLO team, our attorneys and staff are participating in this video series throughout the upcoming months to highlight our individual team members. These interviews include…

Spotlight on Michael Connolly, Esq.!

January 2021 The MLO Minute —  Airing Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at Noon! As an opportunity for our clients, colleagues, families, and friends to learn more about our MLO team, our attorneys and staff are participating in a video series throughout the upcoming months to highlight our individual team members. These interviews include conversations and…

CDC Issues Helpful Guidelines for In–Person and Virtual Instruction for Children with Disabilities

January 2021 The MLO Minute: By, Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. —           It would be an extreme understatement to say that the current pandemic has required extraordinary levels of flexibility, creativity, patience, and grit on the part of families, children, and educators. This is especially true…

Preparing for a Mental Health Emergency

January 2021 The MLO Minute: By Jennifer Grobe, Esq. Since the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic, there has been a considerable increase in the number of youths experiencing a mental health or psychiatric emergency. Disproportionately, children and adolescents with no prior psychiatric history have required emergency psychiatric evaluation.   Children and adolescents may be at…