Jennifer Chang Selected to LA Business Journal Women of Influence List

Awards, Special Education Law

California education rights attorney, Jennifer Chang, was highlighted by Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women of Influence: Attorneys” 2023 publication, highlighting her exceptional career protecting the rights of children with special needs in the California public school system.  The 2023 edition of the publication’s special supplement honors the LA area’s most influential women in the legal … Read More

Jennifer Chang Discusses Access to Education on Absolute Trust Talk

Children with Special Needs, Individualized Education Plan, Special Education Law

Education Rights Attorney Jennifer Chang joined Kristen Howe on Absolute Trust Talk on April 6, 2023, to share her expertise and provide insight for parents who may be seeking additional educational support for their children. In a world where everything is complicated by legal nuances, the Absolute Trust Counsel provides a communications program, to introduce … Read More

Jennifer Chang Included in LA Business Journal’s 2023 Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys List

Awards, Publications, Special Education Law

Special education rights attorney, Jennifer Chang, has been included in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2023 “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” list. The Journal’s January 2023 custom publication profiles her work, accomplishments, and the successes she has achieved. Los Angeles Business Journal A richly diverse professional landscape, Los Angeles is home to a multitude of … Read More

SB 1016 Recognizes FASD as Eligible for Special Education Services

Accommodations, Learning Disability, Special Education Law

On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into effect Senate Bill 1016, which will require the state to include “fetal alcohol spectrum disorder” (FASD) in the definition of “other health impairment” when determining eligibility for special education and related services. Existing CA Board of Education regulations state that “a child who is assessed … Read More

Recognizing a Lack of 1:1 Services During Special Education Teacher Shortages

Children with Special Needs, Individualized Education Plan, Special Education Law

Special education aides are essential to the academic learning path of students with disabilities who require one-on-one assistance during their school day. Trained to administer the goals and objectives of a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), these aides offer an invaluable service to the school community. Across the nation, shortages of professionals in education are … Read More

Department of Education Provides Resources to Reduce Discriminatory Discipline in Schools

Accommodations, Children with Special Needs, Special Education Law

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights published a list of new resources to help districts and schools support students with disabilities and avoid discriminatory use of discipline. In the school setting, manifesting disabilities are often overlooked as an underlying cause for behavior problems, leading to discrimination in the absence of student advocacy. … Read More