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The beginning of a new school year presents many opportunities for parents to lay the groundwork to ensure the success of students with disabilities and to minimize the likelihood that disputes arise as the school year progresses. The following tips may be helpful:
Get to know the staff responsible for your child’s education. Make [...]
If your child is under the age of three and has, or may have, a disability, he or she may be eligible for Early Intervention Services. This post offers Five Things Every Parent Should Know.
Hinkle, Fngles & Prior has estanlished a Pro bono Program, the goal of which is to provide legal representation to families that would not otherwise be able to secure this level of advocacy for their child.
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By Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., Attorneys at Law
Parents of a child with a disability are sometimes told by school districts that they must medicate their child before he/she can attend school or participate in a particular class or activity. Some districts go even further, telling parents that they will not provide the programming and [...]
This is the time of year when many students’ IEPs are being developed for the next school year. In that process, attention must be given to whether the student requires an Extended School Year (ESY) program during the summer or other school breaks.
Challenging behaviors can interfere with the student’s ability to benefit from education, and can negatively affect the educational experience for the entire class. Interventions and strategies to address behaviors should be included in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
By: Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law
“Extracurricular Athletics” includes club sports, interscholastic sports (including freshman, junior varsity, and varsity), at all educational levels including the post-secondary level such as intercollegiate, clubs, and intramural sports.
The United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released a groundbreaking directive requiring school districts to provide [...]