What is Due Process?

In the world of special education, DUE PROCESS is like a mini trial. One party "files due process" against the other, and then there is a hearing with witnesses and evidence presented. An Independent Hearing Officer (IHO) is appointed by the Ohio Department of Education to hear the case and decide who wins and what they get. Either party can appeal the decision to state court.

Due process is available to any student with a disability who has... 


Recently, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that a home that is titled in a couple's revocable living trust after one spouse enters a nursing home cannot be transferred to the spouse that remains in the community and be an exempt asset for Medicaid purposes. 

The Court stated...

Volume 5, Issue 4


Attorney Elena Lidrbauch has met the standards to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA).

Upcoming Events

It's Not Too Late to Plan
Thursday 10/29, 6:30 p.m.
CEVEC, 1111 SOM Center Road

Join representatives from Hickman & Lowder and a variety of area agencies for a complimentary informational session about planning for your child with special needs. Legal, financial, benefits, employment, recreation, and more - all in one place. RSVP today by calling 216-861-0360.

9th Annual Special Education Law and Advocacy Update
Tuesday 11/17
CMBA, 1375 E. 9th Street

Parents, advocates, attorneys, and professionals alike will benefit from attending this day-long seminar about special education. In addition to observing a mock IEP meeting, participants will learn about behaviors and discipline, dispute resolution, transition to adulthood, and more.  
5.50 CLE and CEU requested.

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