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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.

District's Failure to Provide Parent with Independent...

Jan 11 2016
District's Failure to Provide Parent with Independent Educational Evaluation Criteria Violates the IDEA In Bellflower Unified School District, (115 LRP 30396) June 23, 2015, the California State...

Department of Justice finds the City of New York's...

Jan 5 2016
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has just released the results of its investigation of the New York Public Schools for violating Title II of the ADA  (see Letter to Courtney Jackson-Chase http://...

U. S. Department of Justice Announces Consent Decree with...

Oct 30 2015
The Justice Department announced yesterday, October 29, 2015, that it filed a complaint and consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against the operators of Pikes Peak...

U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services...

Sep 16 2015
On September 14th, the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services jointly released a policy stating that: "....all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-...

DOJ Issues Technical Assistance Regarding the ADA and...

Sep 9 2015
The Civil Rights Section of the Department of Justice has just issued a document providing technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and testing accommodations.    http://www...

Rights of Parents with Disabilities under 504 and the ADA

Aug 11 2015
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice Provide Technical Assistance to Courts and Child Welfare Agencies Regarding the Rights of Parents with Disabilities under...

Department of Justice Finds Georgia Segregated Schools...

Jul 17 2015
Department of Justice Finds Georgia Segregated Schools Violate the ADA The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has just released its findings in an ADA complaint against the Georgia Department of...

Department of Justice Issues Helpful Q&A Document...

Jul 14 2015
At Disability Law Colorado we receive numerous questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and the use of service animals. We frequently hear from people with disabilities that they've...

Pennsylvania Prison Cannot Stop Providing IDEA Services to...

May 18 2015
The IDEA allows state prison officials to modify a student's IEP, if the state shows it has a bona fide security interest that can't otherwise be accommodated (20 USC 1415 (d)(7)(B). In this case [...

Department of Justice Sues Plastic Surgeon for Refusing to...

May 15 2015
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the DOJ filed a lawsuit, alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, against the Springfield Medical Aesthetic and Emmanuel O. Asare, M.D. The suit is against both...

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