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What is the ABLE Act?

The structure of government entitlement programs puts individuals with disabilities and their families in a difficult situation. The programs discourage these individuals from earning and saving money since doing so may jeopardize their eligibility for critical public benefits. Here are a few avenues to consider to mitigate that risk. I. The ABLE Act In December [...]

What is the ABLE Act? 2017-11-02T12:39:57+00:00

Black-Smith and Berney Publish Article on Transgender Students

On June 27, 2016, Morgen Black-Smith and David J. Berney published in The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States, an article on transgender students' equal access rights.  The article is titled, "Transgender Students: A Unique Frontier for Civil Rights."

Black-Smith and Berney Publish Article on Transgender Students 2017-10-24T19:51:38+00:00

Berney & Sang at 18th Annual COPAA Conference

Join us for a coffee break on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates’s 18th Annual Conference. COPAA is an independent organization of attorneys, advocates, and parents established to protect the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families. This year, the annual conference is [...]

Berney & Sang at 18th Annual COPAA Conference 2017-10-22T21:24:39+00:00

Berney Co-Authors Article on Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools

On December 31, 2015, David J. Berney and Calisha Myers published in The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States, an article on zero-tolerance policies and their effects on special education students.

Berney Co-Authors Article on Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools 2017-10-24T20:00:09+00:00

Sang Presents at National Business Institute’s Special Education Seminar

On December 14, 2015, associate Jennifer Y. Sang presented at the National Business Institute’s Special Education Laws Made Simple seminar. Jennifer presented on the laws surrounding evaluations, eligibility, and school actions that can result in lawsuits.

Sang Presents at National Business Institute’s Special Education Seminar 2017-10-22T21:28:22+00:00

Sang Co-Authors Article on G.L. v. Ligonier Valley School District

On December 3, 2015, Jennifer Y. Sang and Sonia D. Kerr published in The Notebook an article on the implications of the Third Circuit's recent decision in G.L. v. Ligonier Valley School District.  G.L. affects the statute of limitations in special education cases.  The Notebook is an independent nonprofit news outlet that supports parents, students, teachers, and [...]

Sang Co-Authors Article on G.L. v. Ligonier Valley School District 2017-10-22T21:34:52+00:00

Sang Named a 2015 Lawyer on the Fast Track

Associate Jennifer Y. Sang recently received the prestigious honor of being named a 2015 Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Legal Intelligencer. This designation is awarded to Pennsylvania lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional talent in their practice. Only 40 lawyers receive this honor each year.

Sang Named a 2015 Lawyer on the Fast Track 2017-10-22T21:33:32+00:00

Understanding the Differences between 504 Plans and IEP’s

Most parents know that 504 Plans and Individual Education Program’s (IEP’s) are educational plans developed to assist students with disabilities. However, many parents do not know the differences between these plans. It is important to understand such differences so that you are able to identify which plan is a better fit for your child and [...]

Understanding the Differences between 504 Plans and IEP’s 2017-10-06T23:04:11+00:00

My child has behavioral challenges but is not disabled. Can a special education attorney help me?

I am told my child is behaviorally disturbed but not disabled. He is constantly getting in trouble in school, and I have to take off work to take him home. Can a special education attorney help me? All too often, children with behavioral issues are labeled “bad kids” without any real inquiry into what is [...]

My child has behavioral challenges but is not disabled. Can a special education attorney help me? 2017-10-21T20:37:42+00:00