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Amicus
Tuesday, August 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Urges 5th Circuit to Adopt Endrew F. Standard for FAPE »
COPAA filed an amicus brief in the 5 th Circuit on August 3, 2020 in support of the parents (Appellants) in Amnda P. v....
Monday, November 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advocacy Groups File U.S. Supreme Court Brief Warning School Vouchers Harm Students w/ Disabilities »
For Immediate Release 11/18/2019 WASHINGTON, DC –  The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) , The...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Lawsuit Alleges Fairfax County Schools Unjustly Discriminated Against, Traumatized & Harmed Students »
A lawsuit filed today alleges that students with disabilities in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) experience unjustifi...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Amicus brief in Ninth Circuit Supports Use of FBAs and BIPs »
COPAA filed a Motion for Leave to file an   Amicus Curiae   brief in support of the student-Appellant in the C...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents Prevail in 5th Circuit on Denial of FAPE »
On September 16, 2019, parents prevailed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in   Spring Branch Indep. S...

Policy
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Releases New Recommendations on Students with Disabilities and School Reopenings »
  Compensatory Education and  How FAPE Applies When Parents Opt to Keep Children with Disabilities Home...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HEROES Act Reinforces Rights of Students with Disabilities »
WASHINGTON, DC –  In response to the release of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
25 Senators Call for Holding Tight on IDEA Protections - Cite COPAA's Work »
"We ask that future COVID-19 relief packages maintain the protections of the IDEA and focus on helping to ensure that stud...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Our Kids Count!! Tell Congress: NO IDEA WAIVERS »
The CARES Act Includes a provision that directs the Secretary [DeVos] to report back to Congress within 30 days on any wa...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA FAQs on COVID-19 »
COPAA Legal Director Selene Almazan provides responses to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19,...

General
Wednesday, June 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Stands in Solidarity Against Systemic Racism »
COPAA’s mission is to protect and enforce the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families.&nbs...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Position Open - Membership and Community Engagement Manager »
The person in this position manages all aspects of member and prospective member correspondence, database entry, and assis...
Friday, March 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Statement on Student Rights Under IDEA During the COVID-19 Outbreak »
Given growing concerns and uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 outbreak,"the coronavirus,” the Council of Parent Attorneys...
Thursday, September 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
APPEAL DISMISSAL IS A VICTORY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES NATIONWIDE »
ALERT Washington, D.C.   WHAT   The U.S. Department of Justice has dismissed the U.S. Depart...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to OCR Manual Demonstrate Legal Pressure is Working »
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Right's (OCR) announcement of new updat...

Training
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA SEAT and New Attorney online training accepting applications »
COPAA is proud to announce that SEAT and New Attorney online training courses are now accepting applications!  &...

State News
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virginia High School Junior Helps Put Anti-Bullying Bill on the Governor’s Desk »
Brandon Farbstein, a high school Junior inspired a new law in Virginia. Born with a rare form of Dwarfism, he experienced...

Litigation
Thursday, September 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COPAA Files Motion for Summary Judgement in COPAA v. DeVos Equitable Services Case »
Today, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in COPAA v DeVos (see: C...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Resounding Win for Children with Disabilities: Judge Rules Systemic Federal Lawsuit Can Move Forward »
The ruling spells out the State's duty to "monitor, investigate, and enforce" a federal law that protects the education ri...
Monday, August 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawsuit Challenges Unlawful DeVos Rule Jeopardizing Low Income Students with Disabilities »
August 10, 2020, Baltimore, MD - The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) filed a lawsuit today against Secr...
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Judge Finds ADA Covers Fairfax County Public Schools’ Use of Restraint and Seclusion »
July 15, 2020 Last evening, a federal judge refused to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit against Fairfax County Public Sc...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Schools »
Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Montana tax incentive program that can help fund priv...

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