Law Office of Donovan Anderson P. C.
True-life case studies of Donovan Anderson P.C. effectively positioning area school children
Case Study #1
Male, special-needs first-grade student enrolled in regular classes at public charter school.
First-grade student suspected of having a disability and attending a Charter School was advised by the School that he could not return because of his behavior. Parent retained the services of the Law Office of Donovan Anderson to get the student back in school.
Donovan Anderson wrote a letter to the Principal of the Charter School and the school's attorney. Within that same day Donovan Anderson receive a response from the school's attorney allowing the student to return to the school the following day.
Case Study #2
Male, high school student in special education classes at public school.
Student was expelled from DCPS for behavioral infractions. Parent retained the services of Donovan Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was able to have the suspension reduced to 10 days and the student was allowed to return to school. Generally a special education student can only be suspended for 10 school days per year. If the student carries a weapon to school, is caught with drugs in school or a school related event or if the student inflicts serious bodily injury upon another person while at school or at a school function the student can be sent immediately to another school. However the student's IEP must be implemented by the school during the period of his long term suspension or expulsion. In short with the exception of 10 school days per year the special education student's IEP must be implemented at all times.
Case Study #3
Male, high school student with disability enrolled in public school.
Guardian of a 19 your old autistic student was counseled by the school staff to withdraw the student from school. Legally, students who are already identified as special education are allowed to stay in school through their twenty-first birthday to complete their studies.
The guardian attempted to re-enroll the student back in school. The school refused to enroll the student.
The firm of of Donovan Anderson P.C. was retained. Donovan Anderson wrote a letter to the school's Principal and the student was allowed to re-enroll back in school. The firm subsequently filed a complaint against the school because its autism program at the school was not appropriate for the student.
DCPS agreed to settle the case and placed the student in a private program for students with autism.
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