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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.

ADA Fact Sheet - Risk of Measles in Schools

Mar 23 2015
Office for Civil Rights Issues Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of Measles in Schools while Protecting the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

ADA Fact Sheet - Risk of Measles in Schools

Mar 23 2015
Office for Civil Rights Issues Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of Measles in Schools while Protecting the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

Title III of the ADA Can Require Private Child Care...

Feb 19 2015
We're treated to another guest post by Emily Harvey, an attorney at Disability Law Colorado. Emily is a passionate advocate and leaves no stone unturned in protecting the rights of people with...

School District Must Provide Employee to Help 6-year-old...

Feb 13 2015
In  Alboniga ex rel. A.M. v. School Bd. of Broward County, Fla., 115 LRP 5982 (S.D. Fla. 02/10/15), a Florida school district refused to assist a 6 year-old boy with caring for his service dog at...

The 3rd Edition of The Everday Guide to Special Education...

Jan 17 2015
The new edition of my book has more than seventy pages of additional information. Included is additional information on schools and service animals, charter schools, private schools and private...

Discipline Safeguards Apply to Students in Juvenile Justice...

Dec 10 2014
In a joint Dear Colleague Letter the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have advised residential juvenile justice facilities receiving federal finds that they must...

School District Employee Cannot Be 504 Hearing or Review...

Dec 3 2014
Section 504 requires school districts to provide a process for parents to resolve disputes regarding services provided under Section 504. At 34 CFR 104.36 the 504 regulations state that process...

Removing Barriers to Play: Accessible Playground Standards...

Nov 24 2014
This is a special guest posting by Emily Harvey, an attorney with my office: The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

DOJ, OCR, and OSERS Issue Joint Guidance Letter and FAQ to...

Nov 12 2014
Today, November 12, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) with the Department of Education have...

Charter School's Expulsion of Student without...

Sep 8 2014
A Michigan charter school violated the IDEA by expelling a student with ADHD and oppositional defiant behavior without first evaluating his special education eligibility. It didn't matter that the...

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