Lara Hruska

November 18, 2022

Class Action Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against OSPI and Superintendent Chris Reykdal in Order to Expand Eligibility for Special Education Services

(Seattle, WA) – The law offices of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. and Cedar Law PLLC have filed a civil rights class action lawsuit in the United States […]
May 24, 2022

Washington is sending youth in crisis to out-of-state boarding schools

NWNews | By Austin JenkinsPublished May 23, 2022 at 2:12 PM PDT Some parents with kids in crisis in Washington are making a heart wrenching decision. They’re sending […]
March 1, 2022

Announcing KEEP Washington

In January, Cedar Law PLLC’s founding partners, Lara Hruska and Chris Williams, spoke at the launch event for KEEP (Kienan Ellis Education Project). KEEP was founded […]
December 9, 2021

Civil Rights Volunteer Opportunity – Free Training!

Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline in its “infancy.”  A Goal of the Kienan Ellis Education Project (KEEP) is Stopping The School-to-Prison Pipeline, with a service area focusing […]
September 27, 2021

Dueling Perspectives on Dyslexia Interventions – and A Strong Result for a WA Family

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in difficulty with specific language skills, including reading, spelling, writing, and […]
September 27, 2021

Dyslexia Screening Starts in the 2021–2022 School Year

Overview In 2018, the Washington state legislature created the Dyslexia Advisory Council to develop best practices and sample educational information for parents and educators. The Dyslexia […]
August 20, 2021

Looking Ahead – Vision Therapy as a Related Service in WA Special Education Law

Cedar Law, PLLC, recently won a case on – among other issues – a novel question of whether vision therapy can be required for FAPE in […]
August 26, 2020

Adult Civics Happy Hour on Policing

In 2017, Cedar Law Partner Shannon McMinimee joined an Adult Civics Happy Hour/Channel 253 panel with Vanessa Hernandez from the Northwest Justice Project and Pierce County […]
July 2, 2019

How to Talk About Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Eleven national organizations worked together to create this resource excerpted below: Parents and educators may have different opinions about specific terms like dyslexia or more general […]