The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
The Legal Center protects and promotes the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.
The Legal Center addresses quality of life issues.
The Legal Center operates Colorado’s “Protection and Advocacy System,” ensuring the safety, well-being, and dignity of people with disabilities in group homes, people with disabilities in jail or prison, people confined in mental health facilities, and elderly people in long-term care. In 2006 The Legal Center celebrated its 30th Anniversary. In 30 years The Legal Center has provided more than 17,500 people with direct legal representation.
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“But I Don’t Want Eldercare!” is packed with useful, easy-to-understand information on a wide range of care topics from communicating with aging parents to heading-off and tackling medical problems, creating a safer home, finding in-home helpers and making difficult decisions.
Information from the IDEA regulations and court decisions on resolving disputes using the State Education Agency complaint process; dispute resolution and due process hearing timelines; burden of proof in due process hearings; what constitutes a “pattern of removal” of a student in the disciplinary process; and services for children placed in private schools.
Preventing Litigation in Special Education Workbook is a supple¬ment to the award-winning book, The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law. This workbook combines practical information on special education with actual case examples that are presented in a concise story format.
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