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Our understanding of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) comes partly from statute and partly from case law. It brings parents both hope for what schools can provide for a child, and disappointment at the low bar for education.

Elizabeth Straka Dr. Elizabeth Straka’s journey in becoming the leading speech pathology provider in Colorado Springs, and now Castle Rock was one of luck, as “Ms. Betsy” would put it.

Bullied KidBullying is inevitable. Whether it occurs in toddlerhood when children are learning to use “safe hands,” or when older adolescents engage in cyber-bullying, most children will hit an adversarial situation at some point in their young lives. Parents struggle to ensure that children are equipped with the proper tools to navigate a hostile world. But what if you are the mother or father of a special needs child? The atmosphere quickly changes and is even more frightening. 

behavior at schoolChildren with behavioral, emotional, and mental disabilities sometimes behave badly and can even be violent. If this happens at school, are the parents responsible? Recently, a teacher injured by a child filed a lawsuit  against parents, alleging that Parents were responsible.

considering special educationLast year, Telios Law represented Parents in a due process dispute that went all the way to a hearing (which is unusual). The decision was good news for the Parents. Here are five helpful insights for parents on how to handle special education disputes with a school district.

alleged offenders strike backIn the sexual assault or child sexual abuse arena, the alleged victim typically sues organization for claims such as negligent supervision. Recently, we have seen more lawsuits by the alleged offenders. These lawsuits give some helpful principles for organizations to follow, and perhaps needed warnings.

Theresa SidebothamHiring an attorney to help with special education or Section 504 issues will be a significant financial investment. What should you look for? Here is a list of six things to consider from an education law attorney who practices in Colorado.

tough appealI started my legal career with several years clerking at the Colorado Court of Appeals, and appellate law is one of my practice areas. I usually work as co-counsel with trial attorneys who feel less comfortable with appellate briefs. Recently, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a 3-0 opinion in my client’s favor. This got me thinking about principles for practicing appellate law and winning as often as reasonably possible.

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