The Department of Education recently released an extensive Dear Colleague letter (Download Colleague-bullying-201410-1) detailing past guidance on the obligations of schools when students with disabilities are bullied either because of their disability or for any reason. The recent letter adds further guidance on this issue. One obligation that comes across repeatedly in this guidance letter is the need for school personnel to immediately investigate and respond to episodes of bullying in school. This recent OCR letter should provide a road map for addressing and advocating for students with disabilities who have been bullied in school. As an attorney and parent, I greatly appreciate the leadership of OCR on this painful issue.