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Fall Conference on Special Ed Law - Issue #2

The second of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for special ed directors and other administrators.

New Department of Ed Guidance on Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Disabilities


The Letter specifically addresses the needs of children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, each of which qualifies as a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Scouting For All Kids


20 Quotes to inspire you for the New Year!


Register for the Spring Conference on Special Education Law

Same great conference, two locations: Arlington – April 13th, 2016 and New Braunfels – April 27th, 2016

More Fall Special Ed Conference Q&A continued…


Answers to questions we didn’t get to at the conference addressing adaptive PE, students with disabilities and the code of conduct, and IEP native language requirements.


The District Met Its Child-Find Obligations

  Student v. San Antonio ISD, Dkt. No. 047-SE-1014 (Hearing Officer Ann Vevier Lockwood, May 15, 2015).

A student with behavioral concerns was evaluated and found to not be eligible for special education.

District Ordered to Reimburse Private Tuition for Student with an Emotional Disturbance

  Student v. Dallas ISD, Dkt. No. 052-SE-1014 (Hearing Officer Lynn E. Rubinett, May 6, 2015).

Dallas ISD ends up funding private placement for an emotionally disturbed student after its IEP is found not to provide FAPE.

The Student Did Not Require Special Education Transportation; District Provided FAPE

  Student v. Lamar CISD, Dkt. No. 050-SE-1014 (Hearing Officer Brenda Rudd, March 9, 2015).

A student with autism doesn’t qualify for special education transportation services when the student elects to transfer to a different campus than their home campus.

Student with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Concerns Was Provided FAPE

  Student v. Dallas ISD, Dkt. No. 117-SE-1214 (Hearing Officer Tommy L. Broyles, March 31, 2015).

Parents sought an IEE at District expense after a student was moved from inclusion to BAC to Stabilization.

Personnel Law Conference Postscripts Edition

Issues will be published in January, February, and March.