Legal issues regarding the adoption itself are not the only significant legal issues that can come up in relation to adopting a child. Another type that can arise for adoptive parents are issues related to their adopted child’s education. This could include matters regarding special education. Such matters can have many complexities and how they are addressed can have significant education impacts for an adopted child.
What a special needs child’s education experience is like can be impacted by many things. This includes what is in their IEP and how closely their IEP is followed. So, when issues come up regarding their child’s IEP, how a parent responds can matter greatly. Skilled education lawyers understand the complex and impactful nature of IEP issues and can advise parents when it comes to such issues.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released data on special education enrollment in the nation in the 2015-2016 school year. The data covers students between the ages of 6 and 21. The stats point to that school year seeing a slight increase in special education enrollment.
When you send your child off to school, you do so with the assumption that the teachers and administrators will do their best to provide your little one with a safe learning environment. After all, these years at school will influence your child for the rest of his or her life. Most of the time, schools live up to their lofty charge. Unfortunately, there are times when they overstep their bounds and disproportionately punish their students by suspending, expelling or disciplining them.
Transitioning to elementary school can have its difficulties for any young child. It can have added challenges, though, for kids with disabilities.
There are quite a few educational contexts in which unique issues can come up for a special needs student. Among these is computer learning.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a critically important case that could determine whether children with disabilities will receive all the support they need to thrive in school.
When a child has ADHD, there are many education-related meetings that can end up being critical ones for their parents. One such type of meeting that could come up are IEP meetings, as some kids with ADHD have an IEP. Such meetings can have major impacts on the course of a child’s special education. Given the big issues regarding their kid that such meetings can touch on, when such a meeting is coming up for a parent of a child with ADHD or some other condition, the parent may want to make solid preparations for it. Preparing for IEP meetings is among the special-education-related things that skilled education lawyers can assist parents with.
It is a big problem at many schools: bullying. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for special needs students to be the target of bullying. Any student can be profoundly impacted by being exposed to this behavior. However, children with disabilities may respond differently to bullying than other students.
Proposition 58 passed in a landslide on Nov. 8, signaling that the majority of California voters are ready to explore the benefits of bilingual education for English-language learners and other kids in our K-12 schools. The new measure repeals a 1998 law called Prop 227, which required all K-12 students in California to be educated primarily in English regardless of their primary language.