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Randy Chapman

Author: Randy Chapman, Esq.

Randy Chapman has been the director of legal services at Disability Law Colorado since 1980. He played a pivotal role in the development of disability law and helped break ground in implementing special education law.

He has authored multiple publications about special education law, and overseen legal representation to more than 25,000 people with disabilities in Colorado.

U.S. District Court Affirms Validity of IDEA Regulations...

Aug 24 2011
In Phillip and Angie C. v. Jefferson County Board of Education , 111 LRP 55718 (N.D. Ala. Aug 17, 2011), the U.S. District Court in Alabama overturned a magistrate judge's opinion (56 IDELR 225) ...

President Obama issues a Proclamation Celebrating the...

Jul 26 2011
  Today is the twenty first annivesary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Obama issued the following proclamation celebrating that momentous event.   ANNIVERSARY OF THE...

Review of The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law in...

Jul 22 2011
  The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law Second Edition by Randy Chapman, Esq. The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People reviewed by Judee L. Spargur

High School Student's Lack of Effort/Negative Attitude...

Jun 30 2011
In Ms. H v. Montgomery County Board of Education, 56 IDELR 268 (May 12,2011) a  U.S. District Court in Alabama ruled that the mother of a high school girl with ADHD had stated a claim that her...

Father's Girlfriend Did Not Have Authority to Cancel...

Jun 7 2011
     Some cases have more interesting facts than others. In Chicago (IL) Public Schools, 56 IDELR 54 (OCR July 2, 2010), the school district violated Section 504 when it discontinued a sixth-grader's...

Father’s Girlfriend Did Not Have Authority to Cancel Boy’s...

Jun 7 2011
     Some cases have more interesting facts than others. In Chicago (IL) Public Schools, 56 IDELR 54 (OCR July 2, 2010), the school district violated Section 504 when it discontinued a sixth-grader’s...

It Usually Doesn't Help if Parents Appear...

May 24 2011
     Parents may sometimes feel it is pointless to continue meeting with the school to work out IEP issues. But my experience has been that it is usually better to meet to resolve issues than not to...

It Usually Doesn’t Help if Parents Appear Uncooperative in...

May 24 2011
     Parents may sometimes feel it is pointless to continue meeting with the school to work out IEP issues. But my experience has been that it is usually better to meet to resolve issues than not to...

The Everyday Guide and Preventing Litigation in Special...

May 18 2011
     I am proud to announce that my book The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law and the Preventing Litigation in Special Education Workbook, by Dr. Jacque Phillips and myself, were both judged...

OCR Clarifies that Federal Law Prohibits Practices that...

May 9 2011
     Last Friday the Office for Civil Rights and the Justice Department jointly issued a  "Dear Colleague" letter to school administrators clarifying that student enrollment practices that chill or...

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