DRLC is pleased to announce Kathryn L. Tucker, Esq., as its new Executive Director and Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs. Ms. Tucker joins DRLC from the national nonprofit organization Compassion & Choices, where she worked to improve patient rights and choice at the end of life as Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs for two decades. She also served as lead counsel in two landmark end of life care cases before the United States Supreme Court, which established the right of dying patients to aggressive pain management.
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DRLC Files Due Process Complaint and Request for Due Process Hearing Against Ontario Montclair School District
On Friday, February 8th, DRLC filed a due process complaint and request for due process hearing against the Ontario Montclair School District alleging that the district failed to identify the Petitioner as a student with disabilities pursuant to California Education Code section 56300 and 56301, as well as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The complaint also alleges that the District filed to provide Petitioner with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and requests that the District provide Petitioner with prospective and compensatory educational therapy, prospective and compensatory speech and language services, psychological services, and attorney's fees.
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