Special Education Law

Legal Counsel and Representation for Families

We appreciate that this is a critical time in your life as a parent and in the life of your child. Making sure that your child is getting the education and services he or she needs as a special education student is top priority for you, and it is for us too.

The challenges that face parents of children with special education needs can often be daunting. We recognize the value of providing courageous families like yours with the legal counsel and representation you need. Our role is to guide you through the maze of federal and state laws, regulations and the administrative process. Let’s work together so your children receive the individually tailored services the law provides for them.

Often parents and families are unfamiliar with the process, the rights you and your child have and how to maximize your benefits. Our deep experience in the administrative and dispute resolution process from mediation to negotiation to hearings gives you support, representation and peace of mind in knowing that all is being done to secure your child’s needs.

We help families and students obtain the free and appropriate public education (FAPE) mandated by federal law. We work with you and your school district so that your child’s needs are met in the least restrictive environment possible. Our goal is aligned with yours: Doing all we can to make sure that your child’s needs are met and that the proper plan for your child is developed and implemented.

We are ready to help you secure services and/or placement available to students from ages 3 to 18 (sometimes 21) who demonstrate a disability in one of the following 13 categories:

  • Autism spectrum
  • Developmental disability
  • Specific learning disability
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Emotional and/or behavioral disability
  • Speech and language disability
  • Deaf-blind
  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Orthopedic or physical impairment
  • Other health impaired (includes attention deficit disorder)
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Traumatic brain disorder