Entries by Michael Boll

Understanding the Steps of Due Process In Special Education

Because of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, parents of special needs children have several options available to them when they are in a dispute or disagreement with a local school district regarding the special education services their child is receiving. One of those options […]

The Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs

Inclusive education is a relatively controversial topic for many parents and educators. The idea behind inclusive education is that students with special needs will be placed in the same classroom environment as other students their age who do not have special needs. Within inclusive education, there are two main branches of thinking: mainstreaming and full […]

Are Private Schools for Children With Special Needs a Good Option for Families?

Depending on where you live, you’ll likely find one or more schools designed for children with special needs in your area. Generally, these schools are private, and charge families tuition fees for their children to attend. In many cases, private schools for children with special needs are open to children with all types of disabilities. […]

The Rights of Children with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 500 to 650 million people are living with significant disabilities throughout the world. That means that around 10-percent of the children in the world have a disability of some type. Considering that 10-percent of the children in the world have one, being born with a disability […]

Is Special Education Right For Your Child?

Is Your Child Struggling in School or With Homework? Is Your School District Providing the Right Type and Amount of Support?  California general education teachers are some of the best trained teachers in the country. They have extensive training working with children of varying cultural backgrounds and learning abilities. Unfortunately, they typically do not have […]

Is Your Child’s Behavior Affecting Their Education?

If your child’s behaviors are affecting their progress in school it is important to seek the proper support from the school district. The school district is responsible for educating your child including, assessing and identifying each student’s unique needs. Children learn and process information in many different ways. The one size fits all approach to […]

Inclusion and the Law

What is Inclusion?  Inclusion is the term used to describe when a student receiving special education and related services is placed or “mainstreamed” into the general education classroom. When is Inclusion/Mainstreaming required?  Every student who receives special education and related services must be educated with non-disabled peers to the “maximum extent appropriate,” and may be […]

Do I Need a Special Education Attorney?

If your child exhibits any of the following behaviors you will benefit from consulting with a special education attorney. academically struggling in school, taking several hours to complete homework assignments, has behaviors that impede learning or ability to access the curriculum, has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan, Receives accommodations/modifications at school through Response […]