Special Education And Education Civil Rights Solutions

Special Education

Last updated on February 28, 2024

We represent students who attend public schools and who have learning disabilities, learning differences or health impairments which require that they receive special education (specialized instruction), related services, or accommodations to ensure that they receive a free and appropriate public education or a FAPE.

These matters are governed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by local regulations.

We represent children with:

  • Dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
  • Reading and math disabilities or learning differences
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Intellectual disability
  • Anoxic brain injury and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • ADHD
  • Adaptive skills challenges
  • Social, emotional and behavioral challenges
  • School, class, task avoidance resulting from learning differences Reading and math disabilities or learning differences

We have experience dealing with the following issues:

  • School failure to evaluate a child suspected of having a disability
  • School failure to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy, or behavioral support or counseling services for the duration set out in the IEP
  • Student failure to make adequate progress from year to year
  • IEP goals which remain the same from year to year
  • School changes the IEP without parent input
  • School claims that your child is making progress in reading or speech but you don’t see improvement at home

We represent children and parents in IEP meetings, due process hearings, and state complaints. We work with education advocates, psychologists, and compensatory education experts. We advocate for placement of children in non-public schools.