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February 2019 Archives

Cleared jurisdiction hurdle doesn't bring closure on crash cause

Last month, we provided a glimpse into how investigations into some fatal motor vehicle crashes can present significant challenges. It is not only family members who have lost loved ones that face these difficulties. At times, investigating agencies with competing interests can face hurdles. What results is that an already slow process for pursuing compensation for personal injury and damages takes even longer.

Addressing mental health concerns as part of an IEP

Mental health is one of those issues cloaked in social silence. The curtain is drawing back somewhat. The movement toward achieving mental health parity in the provision of health care benefits is one sign of that. Still, evidence remains strong in Alabama and elsewhere that more needs to be done. A recent research letter published on JAMANetwork.com serves as an example.

Who helps develop an IEP?

Creating an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a child with special needs in Alabama is not an easy task. You can’t just have a few people lay out a kid’s educational future within a couple of minutes. It is a team effort requiring multiple perspectives to get the job done.

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