U.S. Department of Education Announces That Section 504 Rulemaking is on the Horizon

June 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “U.S. Department of Education Announces That Section 504 Rulemaking is on the Horizon” by Nancy Potter, Esq. —  The U.S. Department of Education recently announced its intent to amend the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to “strengthen and protect rights for students with disabilities.”…

The Supreme Court Orders Public Funding for Private Religious Schools

June 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “The Supreme Court Orders Public Funding for Private Religious Schools” by Jennifer Grobe, Esq. —  For the first time, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ordered a state with tuition vouchers to offer such public funding for private religious schools.   In the case Carson v.…

Money Damage Claims and Public School Districts in Pennsylvania

June 2022 The MLO Minute: “Money Damage Claims and Public School Districts in Pennsylvania” By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of our Special Education Department Claims for money damages against a public school district in Pennsylvania for any kind of injury suffered by a student on school grounds or at a school function is difficult…

Getting in the Room: Supported Decision-Making and Related Processes

May 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Getting in the Room: Supported Decision-Making and Related Processes” by Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. —  Clients with disabilities, particularly young adult clients, frequently ask me about Supported Decision Making (SDM) and how it relates to Powers of Attorney (POAs) and Guardianship. Simply put, SDM gets a supporter (who can be…