The Commonwealth of Virginia settled a lawsuit with 12 disabled students, affirming that peer masking in Virginia public schools is a reasonable modification for students whose disabilities put them at severe risk if they contract COVID-19.
Students with Epilepsy have Rights at School.
Schools must provide students with seizure disorders the support they need to safety attend school, learn and fully access their school environment.
Long COVID at School
As more and more children contract COVID-19, more will also develop long COVID. Students with long COVID may qualify for an IEP, a 504 plan, or a health plan.
New Virginia Law for Seizure Management in Schools
On July 1, 2022, a new law became effective in Virginia regarding seizure management and seizure action plans in schools. The new law provides important new protections for students with seizure disorders.
Statement & Policy Recommendations on Distance Learning
The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) released a statement and policy recommendations on distance...
Victory in Virginia for Immunocompromised Students Who Require Universal Masking to Attend School Safely
The legal landscape on masking requirements in Virginia just became much more clear. Yesterday, a federal district...
Accommodations for High-Risk Students in Unmasked Schools
As schools drop universal mask mandates, parents are wondering about legal protections for students who are...
Federal Courts Order Universal Masking so Disabled Students at High Risk From Covid-19 can Access School
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require schools to provide...
Virginia Schools Now Required to Keep Stock Inhalers on Hand
Under a new state law, all public schools in Virginia are now required to keep stock albuterol inhalers and spacers on...
School Mask Mandates and Students with Disabilities
Universal masking in school is a hot button political issue these days. It is also a legal issue. For students with...