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Ninth Circuit Underscores School Districts' Affirmative Obligation to Initiate Special Education Due Process

December 2015 Number 79 Making clear that school districts should not ignore their obligations to initiate due process when

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Parent Perspective and Prospective Services Tip the Scales in Evaluating Value of Statutory Settlement Offer

October 2015 Number 59 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has warned districts that an award to parents in a due process hearing which may cost

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New Immunity for Physicians Prescribing Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Increases Likelihood of Local Educational Agencies Obtaining Prescriptions

August 2015 Number 46 Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill (SB) 738 into law, which provides qualified immunity to physicians who

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Court Rules That School District Did Not Violate the ADA or Section 504 When Employees Filed CPS Reports

August 2015 Number 41 A federal district court recently ruled that a school district and its employees did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses School Districts' Ability to Recover Attorneys' Fees for Frivolous IDEA, Section 504, ADA, and § 1983 Claims

April 2015 Number 24 School districts may recover attorneys' fees and costs for frivolous claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

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District's Filing of TROs to Prohibit Communication by Special Education Parent May Violate ADA and Section 504

April 2015 Number 23 In Brason Lee v. Natomas Unified School District (February 25, 2015)

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OSEP Opines that Parents may Request Publicly-Funded IEEs for Areas Not Covered by District's Assessment

March 2015 Number 16 On February 23, 2015, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) issued a letter indicating that a parent may request

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