New Autism Omnibus Bill

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Autism | No Comments
New Autism Omnibus Bill

Kudos to the Massachusetts Advocates for Children for playing a key role in getting the Autism Omnibus Bill passed yesterday by the state legislature!   According to MAC, key features of the new bill are:   A requirement that MassHealth cover medically necessary treatments for children with ASD who are under 21 years old – […]

New Contact Information

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
New Contact Information

Dear friends and colleagues, I am excited to announce that I am moving into new office space as of April 1, 2014.   My new address is: Law Office of Michelle Moor, LLC 900 Cummings Center, Suite 418-U Beverly, MA 01915   Please feel free to stop by and visit!

5 Things to Know About “Effective Progress” Under Massachusetts Special Education Law

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Autism, Definitions, IEP | No Comments
5 Things to Know About “Effective Progress” Under Massachusetts Special Education Law

One of the questions I am asked most frequently by parents who have children with special needs is what does the term “effective progress” actually mean?  Often a parent will ask me this question because they are concerned that their child is not doing well at school despite having an IEP, and yet the school […]

IEPs and the Right to “Stay Put”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in IEP, Procedural Protections | No Comments
IEPs and the Right to “Stay Put”

One of the most important procedural protections available under the IDEA and Massachusetts special education law is known as a student’s right to “stay put”.  This right means that, in the event of dispute between a parent and district about a student’s educational needs, a parent can legally require the district to keep the student […]

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in General | No Comments
Top 5 Blog Posts of 2013

Dear Readers, Happy Holidays!  It is hard to believe that 2014 is almost here, and that nearly a year has gone by since I opened my firm.   I feel grateful every single day to be able to work with incredible families and on behalf of exceptional kids. Before the New Year begins I thought […]