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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.

Education Secretary Duncan Sends Letter to Chief State...

Aug 5 2009
     Last Friday, July 31st, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter to the Chief State School Officers in each state encouraging them to review their state's "current policies and...

President Obama Issues Proclamation on the ADA's 19th...

Jul 27 2009
     Sunday July 26, 2009 marked the 19th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Obama issued a proclamation last Friday July 24th celebrating the passage of...

Justice Department Issues New Fact Sheet on the Rights of...

Jul 17 2009
     Yesterday, July 16th, the US Justice Department released a technical assistance fact sheet clarifying the ADA's requirements relating to admitting individuals with HIV or AIDS to occupational...

Looking at the Trees in the Forest Grove Decision

Jun 29 2009
     Last week the Supreme Court ruled in Forest Grove v T.A., that the IDEA authorizes reimbursement of private school tuition to parents when: (1) the public school fails to provide appropriate...

Supreme Court Rules the IDEA Authorizes Private-School...

Jun 22 2009
     Today, by a 6 to 3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in Forest Grove School District v T.A. that the IDEA authorizes tuition reimbursement for private school special education services if the school...

Toileting Assistance in Child Care and the ADA

May 14 2009
     After my  post yesterday on Child Care and the ADA I received a very good question regarding child care programs providing assistance with toileting for children with disabilities who use "pull...

The ADA and Child Care

May 13 2009
           In my last post I discussed Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the context of Justice Department Sues Private School Chain for Discriminating Against Children with ...

The ADA and Child Care

May 13 2009
           In my last post I discussed Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the context of Justice Department Sues Private School Chain for Discriminating Against Children with ...

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