Education Law/Special Education Law
DO YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATIONAL SERVICES?
Whether your child is facing suspension/expulsion, having a difficult time learning or there may be a bullying issue, we can help. The field of education law is a complex mix of federal and state laws and regulations combined with administrative laws and case rulings. Our practice combines this knowledge with first hand experience in the school environment and state compliance agency experience. We bring a compassionate level of understanding to your unique needs in resolving your dispute with your child’s school district.
While litigation is a possibility, we believe that there are often other more productive means that are less expensive, faster and more positive for families to reach their goals. We will meet to review your child’s evaluations and assessments. Determine appropriateness of IEPs and measurable goals. We will discuss educational placements and compliance matters. Attend Team meetings at all levels. We believe in developing a collaborative approach with parents and reestablishing working relationships with school districts as appropriate.
Trying to discern what are the appropriate steps to take and how to go about doing them can create a myriad of feelings. We offer in-office consultations for a way to begin to get organized and focused. You meet with an attorney who will review your information as you present it and provide you with some ideas of your ‘what to do next’ plans. You can them step off from there with either deciding on representation and engaging in our services or leaving with a plan on what you can do yourself.
Our ultimate goal is to empower and provide you with knowledge and skills to better advocate for your child. You will learn how to better engage with the school district as an informed parent and be able to ensure your child’s needs are met for their successes during their educational years.