Are you the primary caregiver or is it spread out 50/50? Are you thinking about the true needs of your child? What is the reason for the move? Have you reviewed the legal barriers? Families are more mobile now than in years past and the reasons for moving vary. Some...
Do I Have the Right to Be Heard as a Foster Parent/Intervenor?
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Feb 15, 2015 | Education Law, Family Law | 0 Comments
Last year, we posted an article discussing a new decision by the Colorado Supreme Court affording foster parents and intervenors the right to participate in termination of parental rights hearings. That case, A.M. v. A.C., has become an important decision in...
3 Actions Parents Can Take When a Child Is Struggling in School
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Feb 9, 2015 | Education Law | 0 Comments
If your child is struggling in school, they may be eligible for special education services through the school. It can be extremely frustrating trying to address educational problems with the teachers and school administrators. As a parent, you have rights to your...
3 Tips to Better Individualized Education Programs
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Dec 11, 2014 | Education Law | 0 Comments
Your child’s Individualized Education Program’s (IEP) purpose is to provide educational services to put your child in a similar educational position as his/her peers without an IEP. A key component in this process is formulating the IEP goal or goals. The law says...
4 Ways to Win Over Your Child’s IEP Team
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Nov 13, 2014 | Education Law | 0 Comments
4 ways to win over your child's IEP team and reduce costs of working with an attorney without sacrificing your child’s educational needs. I recently read an article by an educational psychologist frustrated with the reality that if she robbed a 7-11, would she get an...
Schedule Individualized Education Plan Meeting (IEP) Now
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Oct 24, 2014 | Education Law | 0 Comments
Parents, have you scheduled your child’s annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting? One of the most important rights the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives parents the right to be a part of the team. Remember what it was like growing up?...
IEP or 504 Plan, Which Does My Child Need?
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Oct 10, 2014 | Education Law | 0 Comments
Does my child need a 504 Plan or Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs? A 504 Plan is a different program than an IEP and can be used to provide your child with educational accommodations. What is an IEP? The term 504 plan refers to section 504 of the...
What Is an IEP?
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Oct 5, 2014 | Education Law | 0 Comments
What is an IEP, and does my child need one? By Federal law, all children educated in the United States are entitled to receive a benefit from that education. Federal law recognizes that children with disabilities may need additional services to derive the same benefit...
2 Important Points About Channel 7’s Story on Poudre School District by John Ferrugia & Sandra Barry
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Mar 26, 2014 | Education Law | 0 Comments
Last week, Channel 7 News aired a story about a family living in the Poudre School District, who has a son with disabilities and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The family moved to Fort Collins three years ago from California. They were having difficulties...
Specific Examples Concerning Education Law and Parenting
by Timlin & Rye, P.C. | Jan 4, 2014 | Education Law, Family Law | 0 Comments
Some educational issues Jeffrey J. Timlin Law Firm commonly handles are discipline, expulsion, response to intervention (RTI), individualized education programs (IEP), assessments, due process hearings, and state complaints. Here are two specific examples of how we...
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