Special Education Attorney
Q – What does a special education attorney do?
A – It depends. If a child is already receiving special education, then I help parents navigate the special education process by obtaining their goals for their child and preserving parental rights. Students and parents have rights under the federal law IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), but many parents do not know what they are entitled. For example, parents don't know how to use particular phrases that trigger school district's obligation and this may weaken their case. But an attorney will know these nuances to help them navigate the special education process. If a child is not receiving special education and the parent suspects the child may need special education, then an attorney will assist the parent in reviewing school records, seeking assessment, and, if need be, through the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process.
Special education can be a stressful and frustrating process for parents. Not only is it an emotional process, specific procedures need to be followed to obtain certain goals and preserve parents' rights. As a special education attorney, I help parents navigate the system to obtain those goals and preserve those rights.
As a special education attorney, I am here to prepare and attend IEP meetings, prepare and attend Mediations, file for due process and pursue litigation when needed. I also review the student's school records to inform parents what they are entitled to and/or advise parents what next steps to take. This is especially important to preserve certain parental rights for the future. My services can be tailored to the unique needs of the particular student and their situation.
I provide short phone consultation or an in-person consultation at free of charge. I practice special education because I want to help and empower parents. So, if you have concerns as a parent, give me a call. As a special education attorney, I can help you with the process. Together, we can build a brighter tomorrow for our children.
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