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2007 Articles

Case law update By Catherine M. Ryan March 2007 At the close of last year, the Illinois Supreme Court issued rulings on two issues related to constitutional matters.
Changes to impartial due process hearings for children with disabilities By Gail Friedman March 2007 Public Law PA 94-1100, amending and changing sections of the School Code pertaining to children with disabilities, was signed into law by Governor Rod Blagojevich on February 2, 2007.
Child custody overview of Supreme Court rules By Nicole Onorato June 2007 The new child custody rules, which took effect on July 1, 2006, are divided into three parts – A, B, and C – which apply to certain Acts. This article will give a brief overview of the new rules and will highlight key provisions in each rule.
Child law legislation By Steve Baker June 2007 Legislation of interest to child law practitioners.
Crisis nurseries in Illinois: Keeping families together By Catherine M. Ryan March 2007 Illinois now is home to six crisis nurseries which protect children and support families in emergencies.
IDEA 2004 embraces broader mandate for evaluation, eligibility and FAPE By Matthew Cohen September 2007 IDEA 2004 contained sweeping new language regarding the scope of evaluation, the considerations for eligibility and for programming.
Interviewing children, Part II By Kathryn Bischoff September 2007 This article is part two of a two-part series begun last year containing practical tips for interviewing children.
Obtaining accommodations for college students with disabilities By Matthew Cohen September 2007 Although some children with disabilities may have impairments that are so severe that college is not a realistic option for them, many others have the potential to be highly successful in college and beyond, particularly if provided the appropriate accommodations that they need to function within the college environment.
Pro Bono and other legal information is just a click away By Michael G. Bergmann March 2007 Celebrating its sixth anniversary in March 2007, Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) brings together in-depth and up-to-date legal content, detailed information about legal aid agencies, training sessions and events and countless opportunities for attorneys to volunteer their time doing worthy pro bono publico.