A solid education can lead to the freedom of being able to choose from many open doors of opportunity. But if you are a parent of a child with special needs, pursuing a free – and appropriate – education for your child may be challenging without the help of a knowledgeable education law attorney. Our founding attorney, Nigel M. Atwell, is a passionate advocate for the well-being of children with special education needs.
Mr. Atwell is a former District of Columbia public school educator. He is well-versed in the provisions for educating and protecting children with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other laws. He is highly qualified to address not only academic but also safe-environment issues – such as discrimination, harassment, abuse and neglect – your child is struggling with in traditional or public charter schools in Washington, D.C.