Error #4 – Falla en no dar prioridad

September 16, 2016

Los defensores y abogados de ADAMS ESQ revisan IEPs para determinar si ofrecen una gratis, educación pública e apropiada (FAPE) y puede satisfacer las necesidades únicas de su hijo. A menudo, los padres creen que tienen año de sólo un tiro para IEP de su hijo y ellos insisten en páginas y páginas de metas […]

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Mistake #4 – Failing to Prioritize

September 14, 2016

ADAMS ESQ attorneys and advocates review IEPs to determine if they offer a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) and can meet your child’s unique needs. Often, parents believe that they have only one shot each year to beef up their child’s IEP and they insist upon pages and pages of goals and objectives in a […]

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Parte cinco (5) de la serie de ADAMS ESQ, los errores cometidos en el IEP

September 9, 2016

Después de analizar miles de IEPs durante los últimos 15 años, hemos resuelto en los cinco principales errores que hemos descubierto en nuestras críticas del IEP. En esta serie compuesta de 5 partes (empezando con el número cinco y nuestra forma de trabajo hacia arriba) exploramos errores comunes y cómo evitarlos. Si usted es un […]

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5-Part Series: Top IEP Mistakes

September 8, 2016

After analyzing thousands of IEPs over the past 15 years, we’ve settled on the top five IEP mistakes.  If you’re a past client of ADAM ESQ or have referred special needs children to us, you probably already know how to navigate an IEP.  But there are many other families, teachers and special education service providers […]

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Ask ADAMS About…Dyslexia

March 16, 2016

Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Quesions 1.  What is dyslexia?  Dyslexia is a common learning disorder affecting as many as 80 percent of California students with learning disabilities in special education.  According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a language-based specific learning disability (a neurodevelopmental disorder that hinders the ability to learn or use certain academic […]

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How to decide whether your grandchild needs special education.

March 1, 2015

Important Notice to Parents    Important notice to Parents in the Berkeley Unified School District The California Department of Education’s (CDE) Verification Review (VR) of the Berkeley Unified School District’s special education system is scheduled for April 6th-10th.  CDE staff will be in the district reviewing policies, procedures, student records, conducting interviews, and gathering further […]

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What every Grandparent needs to know about Special Education

March 1, 2015

TOGETHER. SHAPING THE FUTURE.  You’re a Grandparent.   You need to know this. Jean Murrell Adams, Senior Managing Attorney ADAMS ESQ, a Special Education Law Firm You’ve reached grandparent status.  If you don’t have a grandchild with a disability, you probably know someone who does.  You may volunteer at your local school or simply be the […]

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Trust the School District With Your Child?

March 1, 2015

Si ustedprefiere la hoja informative en espanolporfavor de comunicarsea oaklandadmin@adamsesq.com  Some psychologists say the most important human emotion is trust. As infants, we learn to trust our parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents and other caregivers. As children, we build trusting relationships with friends, religious leaders and our teachers. As adults, these “social contracts”, based on […]

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Stay Put Essential to Protecting Student Rights During Hearing: Reprint of Amicus Brief filed by Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

August 27, 2014

Below is a reprint of a recent press release by COPAA.  It contains a good legal analysis of the importance of “stay put” . In its amicus brief, filed July 28, the special education administrators and the school boards association argue that the appeals court ruling puts a financial burden on districts, and disrupts the collaborative framework for […]

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Amended California Special Education Regulations

August 27, 2014

Legal Alert: According to a recent blog post on the JDSupra website, nearly 14 years after President Bush signed the IDEA Improvement Act of 2004, California’s special education regulations have been updated and became effective July 1, 2014. The revisions align what the California Department of Education ("CDE") has referred to as "old, out-of-date regulations" […]

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