Judge Finds CA School District in Violation of Disability Rights Laws

Children with Special Needs, Special Education Law

On October 13, 2023, Federal Court Judge Jesus Bernal found that the Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) campus security program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This ruling will hold MVUSD accountable for systemic discrimination displayed against students with disabilities and require district leaders to meet … 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

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

What to be Aware of Before Joining Social Media Support Groups

Children with Special Needs, Parent Support Groups, Special Education Law

Social media platforms have evolved into information-sharing highways that can offer seemingly open access to free information. For many parents navigating difficult education rights situations, the information and empathy gained online can provide relief. Social media provides a sense of community to parents, however, there are many precautions to take into consideration when joining online … Read More