Jennifer Chang Speaking to StarVista’s Special Needs Caretaker Support Group January 2022

Events, Special Education Law

Jennifer Chang, California special education rights attorney, will be speaking about school district assessments and parents’ right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at StarVista’s Child and Parent Services special needs caretaker support group Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 6:30-8 pm PT. This virtual support group is held via Zoom and tailored for parents and … Read More

Understanding California Assembly Bill 104

Special Education Law

Assembly Bill (AB) 104, a California state law that went into effect on July 1, 2021, allows a variety of educational supports to be put in place to counteract the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on students’ academic success. This bill requires each California school district to develop and implement a policy that will … Read More

The Steps of an Independent Educational Evaluation

Special Education Law

Typically, public schools in the United States evaluate a student with special needs to determine the best placement and educational plan for providing that student with a free and appropriate education (FAPE). Sometimes, however, parents disagree with the school’s evaluation of their child. When this happens, parents may be entitled to request an Independent Educational … Read More

K-12 School Placements for Children With Special Needs

Special Education Law

Roughly 14 percent of all public school students in the United States are those who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). With school just getting back in session, now is a good time to revisit the learning options for those … Read More