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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.

Office for Civil Rights Reminds Charter Schools that...

May 21 2014
On May 14, 2014 the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a "Dear Colleague" letter clarifying that federal civil rights laws, enforced by OCR, apply to charter schools. In the letter Assistant...

School Psychologist's Assumption Student's Poor...

Apr 28 2014
In Fort Bend Independent School District v. Z.A. Douglas A. 62 IDELR 231 (S.D. Tex. Jan 29, 2014), a school psychologist terminated a teenage student's counseling sessions after just one session...

Vague IEP Description of Assistive Technology (AT) Impeded...

Mar 13 2014
Parents, advocates, and educators frequently ask how much detail is required when writing a service on an IEP. Here's a case that helps answer that question. In Minneapolis Special School Dis.

Vague IEP Description of Assistive Technology (AT) Impeded...

Mar 13 2014
Parents, advocates, and educators frequently ask how much detail is requiring when writing a service on an IEP. Here's a case that helps answer that question. In Minneapolis Special School Dis.

In light of student's increased absences, the School...

Mar 5 2014
In San Diego Unified School District, 113 LRP 15333 (OCR 01/31/13) a California school district learned that a 504 Plan is not a static document and if there are indications that a student's...

Recent OCR School Service Animal Cases

Nov 27 2013
     This post will provide a summary overview of several recent Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions involving students with disabilities  and service animals.

Recent OCR School Service Animal Resolutions

Nov 22 2013
     This post will provide a summary overview of several recent Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions involving students with disabilities  and service animals.

OCR Service Animal Resolutions

Nov 22 2013
This post will provide a summary overview of several recent Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions involving students with disabilities  and service animals.

Virtual Public Charter School Required to Comply with...

Nov 11 2013
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced an agreement with the Virtual Community School of Ohio, an internet based based, public charter school, ensuring compliance with Section 504 and...

Choosing home

Oct 7 2013
Choosing home They’re disabled, not retired or waning, but they’re being warehoused in nursing homes Tessa Cheek September 12, 2013 Dig In 2 Comments  

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