Now Serving: Special Education Alphabet Soup

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to change into beautiful bold fall colors.  It’s a great time to put on those sweaters, relax by the fire, and maybe sit down to a nice warm bowl of soup.  Today Hickman & Lowder is happy to serve you some Alphabet Soup!

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The Right Fit: 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Transitioning into a new school year can be exhausting; watching your child run out of his/her flip flops and walking into their school shoes. As parents, you understand the importance of having perfectly fitted shoes when strolling into the school year. It is equally important to have an academic plan tailored to your child’s needs. […]

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

Special Ed Q&A: Transportation

Question:  What is the school’s obligation to transport my child if we take the Jon Peterson or Autism scholarships? Answer:  There’s no obligation on the part of the public school district to provide transportation just because your child has a disability.  But, you can use the scholarship funds to pay for private transportation if the […]

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Independent Educational Evaluation: Disagreeing Creates Clarity

Your parental role is crucial in the formation of your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP). While the school district may have your child’s best interests in mind, that doesn’t mean that disagreements won’t occur. For example, you may take issue with how the district qualified your child for an IEP, or you may not agree […]

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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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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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