Navigating the World of Social Security

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

While I do not represent families through the maze of social security benefits, it is an important issue that needs to be a factor in transition planning. Navigating the world of such social security entitlement programs as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a...

#MeToo and the Disability Community

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Women across the world are embracing the hashtag #MeToo to publicly share their own experiences with sexual abuse and assault and to seek empowerment. The result of this movement has sent shock waves through our society as powerful figures in politics, journalism, and entertainment have been identified as abusers...

Will New Tax Bill Result in Education Cuts?

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

The dust has begun to settle since the passing of last month’s tax bill, which is informally known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Being neither an accountant nor a tax specialist, It’s difficult to discern what remains in the final passed version of the bill, given that many of the Senators and...

The Not So Neutral Effect of the End of Net Neutrality On Our Schools

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

The current round of tax "overhaul" legislation and repeal of net neutrality rules will have wide ranging and mostly negative effective on students with disabilities. This blog is the first in a series of blogs on the effects of these legal changes on students and others with disabilities. On December 14, 2017,...

Mental Illness and Gun Violence--A False Fallacy

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

Mass shootings keep happening. Mental illness is the easy answer but not the cause.  Almost monthly we read about horrific shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, or small towns in Texas and California.  The subsequent finger pointing continues as to why these shocking killings keep occurring.  Whether...