Illegal Delay of 2016 Equity in IDEA Regulations

On March 7, 2019, the US District Court in Washington D.C. ruled that the current Department of Education had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in failing to implement Obama-era rules which are intended to address the disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities. A summary of the action was issued by the Council […]

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Raising Expectations

As part of my job, I attend a lot of conferences and presentations. One of the presentations I attended recently featured a whole myriad of people who had their opportunity to dazzle us at the podium.  (Maybe “dazzle” is a lofty goal for a continuing education course.  The goal was probably to keep us awake […]

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Myths of Medicaid

In this video blog, Attorney David Banas discusses the myths of Medicaid.  Click here to view. Today we’re going to talk about unraveling some of the myths and misconceptions about Medicaid–some of things that give our prospective clients so much anxiety if they’re facing the issue of putting a spouse into a nursing home and […]

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Our Girls

Girls who struggle with mental health issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, conduct disorders, and panic disorders, are being stigmatized even further in the educational system.  They are not qualifying for the specially designed instruction they not only need, but deserve and have a right to receive at their schools.  These […]

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Certain gifts not subject to Medicaid five-year rule

Certain Gifts Not Penalized for Medicaid Eligibility

It’s almost common knowledge that Medicaid imposes a “five-year lookback” to identify gifts made by a Medicaid applicant.  In most circumstances, if an individual who is applying for Medicaid has given away their assets within the last five years, Medicaid will penalize that individual, even if they are currently out of funds, by not paying […]

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Oregon Class Action Lawsuit Defends Right to Full Day of School for Children with Disabilities

Oregon Class Action Lawsuit Defends Right to Full Day of School for Children with Disabilities

Quite a few of my clients have come to me for help when their child’s school day is made shorter than their typical peers.  Sometimes, it is a matter of a bussing situation where the kids in special ed are on a bus that leaves 10 or 20 minutes before their typical peers.  Other times, […]

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Attorney John Harrison, Shareholder

Attorney John Harrison, Shareholder

Ever since I was a small child, I’ve had an urge to advocate for other people.  It’s not been an easy road – it’s not always popular to stick up for someone, especially if they are disadvantaged.  But it has been immeasurably worthwhile, and I feel like, for the first time, I’ve really been rewarded […]

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