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How to help children with disabilities safely return to school

By ELLEN A. CALLEGARY and JAMES SILVER FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN |JUL 27, 2020 When Maryland schools closed in March, remote learning was tough for many students and teachers — but for 4-year-old “Jamal,” it was catastrophic. Jamal, a student with an autism spectrum...

Guardianship & Its Alternatives in the 21st Century

This article provides a brief overview of a complex area of the law.  Important potential alternatives to guardianship, such as power of attorney, an advance health care directive, and an advance directive for mental health services, are discussed. Ellen A....

Summary of Endrew F. Decision 2017

Brief Summary of Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. RE-1 by Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that, when providing special educational services to students with disabilities, school systems cannot simply...
Maryland Elder Law and Disability Rights

Maryland Elder Law and Disability Rights

Maryland Elder Law & Disability Rights – The Law Offices of Ellen A. Callegary, P.A. “Guardianship is getting much attention these days, with the creation of a Task Force to conduct a comprehensive overview of current law. Our Section devote   Maryland Elder...
Special Education and Charter Schools

Special Education and Charter Schools

Link to PDF: Special Education and Charter Schools From presentation: Maryland Charter School Laws and Special Educational Responsibilities Maryland charter school laws and special education responsibilities Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and FAPE...