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Special Education Law

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY AND LITIGATION PROCESS

If you’re a parent of a child with disabilities, you know how important education and information are. But you may be unsure of how the special advocacy and litigation process will work for your child. While it’s impossible for us to give you legal advice in just one phone call, we’re happy to review your child’s education records, including evaluations, the current IEP and any correspondence from the school district.

Once we’ve reviewed all of your child’s information, we’ll help develop a strategy to move forward to ensure your child is getting an appropriate education. To start, one of our paralegals will obtain financial information from you, should you wish to proceed to engage our attorneys to represent you in a due process hearing or a court matter. The reason we ask for financial information is to take into account your family’s unique financial status before quoting you a retainer amount.

We know how intimidating it may be to think about paying for a special education attorney to represent your family. But don’t worry, we’ll work closely with your family and may offer you reduced or no-cost services, if you qualify financially.

We take great pride in helping families like yours getting legal help for their child’s educational rights.

SHOULD YOU WISH TO START THE PROCESS, THESE ARE THE STEPS YOU CAN EXPECT:

  1. Gather your child’s special education records, including current school evaluations, IEPs, progress reports, correspondence with the school district and reports of medical evaluations. Download this records request form to obtain the records from your school district.
  2. Once you have these records, contact our office for help with our intake process.

No matter where you are in the process, if you think your child isn’t receiving an appropriate education, call us right away.

Call 800.418.5904