Understanding Special Education Programs in California Public Schools

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

Outdated misconceptions of special education have led to a cultural reluctance to embrace educational intervention strategies, often associating services with intellectual limitations. The reality is that special education programs are increasingly important solutions for many children in California public schools. Embracing special education for students with disabilities and other learning needs can help children succeed … Read More

Jennifer Chang Recognized in “Women of Influence: Attorneys 2024”

Awards, Special Education Law

In the 2024 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women of Influence: Attorneys,” California education rights advocate, Jennifer Chang, once again receives well-deserved recognition for her outstanding contributions. Continuing her legacy from the previous year, Jennifer stands among the esteemed roster of influential women attorneys, reaffirming her dedication to safeguarding the rights of children … Read More

Appeals Court Upholds Due Process Hearing Decision in IDEA Violation Case

Accommodations, Children with Special Needs, Equal Opportunity, Individualized Education Plan, Special Education Law

A 2024 decision by Judge Otis D. Wright, II, of the Ninth Circuit Court affirmed that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) did violate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and denied A.O., a child with profound hearing loss in both ears who uses cochlear implants, a free, appropriate public education in the … Read More

Jennifer Chang | CA CLE Special Education Webinar

Events, Special Education Law

Jennifer Chang is delivering a webinar for the Beverly Hills Bar Association titled, “Nuts and Bolts of Special Education Law,” on Tuesday, January 23rd from 12:30-1:30 pm PT. Presented by the Family Law section of the BHBA, the webinar will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of Special Education Law and shed light on how … Read More

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