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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.

Born to be a Demon

Mar 2 2010
     As a contrast to my most recent post Band Director’s Unilateral Decision Denying Student with a Disability Full Participation in Marching Band Violates 504, please see the Denver Channel 9 News...

Band Director's Unilateral Decision Denying Student...

Feb 25 2010
     An Arizona high school student with Down syndrome had an IEP calling for "integration with regular peers as much as possible" and participation in Marching Band. Thus, the student played the...

Obama Administration Issues Rules Requiring Parity in...

Jan 29 2010
      Three Departments, Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury,  jointly issued new rules for consumers enrolled in group health plans who need treatment for mental health or substance...

Preventing Harmful Restraint in Schools Act Introduced in...

Dec 17 2009
     Last Wednesday December 9th, U.S. Representatives George Miller (D. California) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R. Washington) introduced H.R.

9th Circuit Rules Teacher Complaining to OCR of Student...

Nov 18 2009
     In Susan Barker v Riverside County Office of Education, (9th Cir., 10/23/09) the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a teacher, despite not having a disability herself, can sue under...

GAO Report: Education Needs Coordinated Approach in...

Nov 13 2009
     The Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report on October 28th of its examination of services for students with disabilities in postsecondary education. The GAO noted that more students...

President Obama Signs the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr...

Oct 28 2009
     Today President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). The HCPA expands federal hate crime protection beyond race, religion and national origen to...

National Center for Learning Disabilities Provides State by...

Oct 13 2009
     The National Center for Learning Disabilities has provided scorecards for every state that includes information on state special education enrollment (including the number of students with...

EEOC Seeking Public Comment on Rules Implementing the ADA...

Sep 29 2009
     Last September 25, 2008 President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilties Amendments Act of 2008. The ADA Amendments Act legislatively over turned decisions by the Supreme Court that narrowed...

The ADA/504 and Assistance in Toileting in Public Before...

Sep 3 2009
     I received a great question and comment to my post from last May Toileting Assistance in Child Care and the ADA . That post discussed the requirements under Title III of the ADA to provide...

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