I provide legal assistance to children who are enrolled in a public school and receiving special education services (or in the process of progress monitoring or have a 504 Plan).
My services include:
CONSULTATION - hearing the facts, examining documents, and then explaining how the law applies to your unique circumstances
ADVICE ON OPTIONS - advising you on how you should approach the dispute for speedy resolution and what can be done if all else fails to resolve the dispute
ATTENDING MEETINGS - IEP and 504 meetings, school conferences, disciplinary meetings and manifestation determination meetings
DISPUTE RESOLUTION - filing State Complaints, Due Process Hearing Requests, and Formal Mediation Requests
I also help families understand:
Student Support Teams and Response to Intervention (RTI) Eligibility under the IDEA (federal special education laws) Proper assessments Goals and objectives Related services Modifications and accommodations Placement Implementation of the IEP
I can help explain these topics as we look more closely at your child's programming.
Finally, although we are usually successful in resolving the majority of cases before going to court, if litigation is necessary, I am an experienced trial attorney.