Since 1998, Casssady Mineiro, PLLC (formerly Cassady Law) has obtained reimbursement for, and school district placement at, numerous private day schools in the greater Seattle area including but not limited to Morningside Academy, Pacific Learning Center, New Horizons, Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD), Brightmont, Yellow Wood, Dolan Learning Center, Brock’s Academy, Dartmoor, Academic Institute and others. 

We have obtained residential placements in IEPs and reimbursement for parent payments to residential placements for numerous residential schools around the country, including but not limited to Woods, Heartspring, Diamond Ranch Academy, Boulder Creek Academy, Innercept, Waterfall Canyon, Maple Creek Academy, Provo Canyon, Montcalm School, San Marcos Treatment Center, Daybreak and others.  We have obtained placement in “wrap-around” programs for our clients, programs that essentially attempt to replicate the services offered by a residential placement in the home and community environment; services may include behavior intervention technicians and program managers, case managers, educational services including public and private schools, counseling, interpreters, and group homes.  We have also obtained in-school services for our clients, such as particular public school programs; 1:1 paraeducators, speech and language services, occupational therapy services, vision services, physical therapy services, ABA services, and other services.


Edmonds School District v. A.T, 780 F.App’x 491 (9th Cir. 2019)

Related decisions:

Edmonds School District v. A.T., 299 F.Supp.3d 1135 (W.D. WA 2017)

In re Edmonds School District, 116 LRP 50618 (SEA WA 2016)

Obtained placement in a therapeutic residential program for a student with acute mental health needs. Successfully defeated two school district appeals and obtained Ninth Circuit decision in our clients’ favor.

In re Shoreline School District, 120 LRP 37245 (SEA WA 2019)

Obtained reimbursement for tuition at Yellow Wood Academy for a school district’s failure to offer an appropriate evaluation and IEP in response to severe mental health and behavioral needs.

N.E. by and through his parents C.E. and P.E.; C.E.; and P.E. v. Seattle School District 842 F.3d 1093 (9th Cir. 2016)

Argued Ninth Circuit case involving stay-put and its application to multi-stage IEPs.

Walters v. Walden University, LLC and Laureate Education, Inc., 115 LRP 52363 (W.D. WA 2015)

Defeated defendant’s motion to dismiss disability discrimination claims.

In re Bellevue School District, 113 LRP 16936 (SEA WA 2012)

Obtained court-ordered placement at Morningside Academy and tuition reimbursement for failure to offer the student a free appropriate public education.

Lake Washington School District v. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, 51 IDELR 278 (W.D. WA 2009)

Intervened in case on behalf of parents to protect their right to be represented by counsel in due process hearings.

In re Monroe School District, 110 LRP 66272 (SEA WA 2009)

Obtained court-ordered compensatory education for school district’s failure to report progress on IEP goals and implement the student’s IEP.

P.N., parent of T.N., v. Seattle School District No. 1, 474 F3d 1165

Advocated for parents’ rights to recover reimbursement for attorneys’ fees in special education settlements.

In re Seattle School District, 34 IDELR 196 (SEA WA 2001)

Obtained a court-ordered private placement at EA2 for a school district’s failure to timely evaluate a student and propose an IEP.

In re Shoreline School District, 106 LRP 2604 (SEA WA 2001)

Obtained reimbursement for educational tutoring and consultant expenses for a school district’s failure to provide free appropriate public education.

 In re Seattle School District, 102 LRP 2672 (SEA WA 1999)

Obtained a custom-designed special education services program, including an autism specialist and one-to-one aide.