REPRESENTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA​

Victory! These Outstanding ADAMS ESQ Attorneys Win Big for Children with Special Education Needs

We’ve been busy. Despite the many challenges of fighting for the rights of children with disabilities—especially during the COVID era—these outstanding ADAMS ESQ attorneys won hard-fought cases against large school districts. Read how their triumphs impact children with special education needs in California and Nevada.   Pamela Daves, Esq. Student v. Whittier Union High School District: Student is a high-schooler with a learning disorder and speech and language deficits. Attorney Daves, representing parents and student, filed a due process complaint against Whittier, alleging that the school district

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¡Victoria! Estos destacados abogados de ADAMS ESQ ganan mucho para niños con necesidades especialess

Hemos estado ocupados. A pesar de los muchos desafíos de luchar por los derechos de los niños con discapacidades, especialmente durante la era COVID, estos destacados abogados de ADAMS ESQ ganaron casos muy reñidos contra grandes distritos escolares. Lea cómo sus triunfos impactan a los niños con necesidades de educación especial en California y Nevada.   Pamela Daves, Esq. Student v. Whittier Union High School District (2022). El estudiante es un estudiante de secundaria con un trastorno del aprendizaje y déficits del habla y el

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Is Omicron Closing Your Child’s School?

Activate Emergency IEP!! January 10, 2022 Many schools are shifting to full or partial distance learning due to the unprecedented Omicron surge. Under California law, IEPs must include an Emergency Learning Plan for certain school closures. Don’t wait! Activate emergency IEPs now if your child’s school will be closed for more than 10 days. All school-aged children suffered when distance learning was imposed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students with disabilities were especially hard-hit by distance learning, losing much-needed special education instruction, services and supports.

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¿Omicron cierra la escuela de su hijo?

Active los IEP de Emergencia 10 de enero de 2022 Muchas escuelas están cambiando a la educación a distancia total o parcial debido al aumento sin precedentes de Omicron. Bajo la ley de California, los IEP deben incluir un Plan de Aprendizaje de Emergencia para ciertos cierres de escuelas.  ¡No esperes!  Active los IEP de emergencia ahora si la escuela de su hijo estará cerrada por más de 10 días. Todos los niños en edad escolar sufrieron cuando se impuso el aprendizaje a distancia al

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Go Ahead–Open Your Gifts!!!

California lawmakers gifted school districts $550,000,000 for students with disabilities to help make up for lost education and services due to the pandemic.  Yet many parents have neither requested nor received their child’s share of these funds.  Now is the time to open your gifts and get help for your child! In July 2021, California passed AB 130, a law that gifted $450,000,000 to schools to be used for “learning recovery” for students with disabilities.   A recent study reports that 86% of children with special

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Adelante—Abre Tus Regalos!!!

Los legisladores de California donaron a los distritos escolares $550,000,000 para estudiantes con discapacidades para ayudar a compensar la pérdida de educación y servicios debido a la pandemia.  Sin embargo, muchos padres no han solicitado ni recibido la parte de estos fondos de sus hijos.  Ahora es el momento de abrir sus regalos y obtener ayuda para su hijo! En julio de 2021, California aprobó AB 130, una ley que donó $ 450,000,000 a las escuelas para ser utilizados para la “recuperación del aprendizaje” para

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ADAMS ESQ Special Ed Alert: Independent Studies

Schools are denying special education services to students with IEPs who opt for independent study.  Worse, some are forcing parents to sign away all special education rights–placing parents in a no-win situation. For health and safety reasons, many parents of children with disabilities remain reluctant to restart in-person schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2021, California passed AB 130, a law that allowed funding (and lots of it!) for distance learning only for students enrolled in an Independent Studies program. Under this new law,

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Alerta Especial de Educación de ADAMS ESQ: Estudio Independiente

Las escuelas están negando servicios de educación especial a los estudiantes con IEP que optan por el estudio independiente. Peor aún, algunos están obligando a los padres a firmar todos los derechos de educación especial, colocando a los padres en una situación de no ganar. Por razones de salud y seguridad, muchos padres de niños con discapacidades siguen siendo reacios a reiniciar la educación en persona durante la pandemia de COVID-19. En julio de 2021, California aprobó AB 130, una ley que permitía la financiación

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The “Mommy Promise”

How I transformed from a flaky to a reliable parent, and what that means for our clients today I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was a very flaky parent.  In my defense, being a working mom, running a household and being anchor-parent to two elementary school kids was not easy.  Still. One super-busy evening while picking up my boys from after-school care, they asked for a special treat.  “Sure, later,” I said, which was my go-to response.  My son muttered tearfully, “That’s what you

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