Special Education Law
Our firm has experience working with parents and helping them understand IEPs (individualized education program). IEPs are structured education plans designed to provide meaningful access to children with disabilities, per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Parents have rights to protect their child's education including the right to:
(1) Consent to the evaluation of your child
(2) Have an independent evaluation of your child, if you disagree with the assessment
(3) Attend and participate in all IEP Meetings
(4) File a complaint if your concerns are not adequately addressed by the school
Parents are empowered to file a complaint via the state dispute resolution process or a due process claim in front of an administrative law judge or federal court. If you are having problems navigating this process, please contact us to discuss your case further.
Our office also handles Title VI matters. Title VI prohibits racial discrimination at any educational institution receiving federal funds, including universities, public schools, and some private schools.