Legal Guidance In Matters Of Special Education Law
Understanding Basic Special Education Law
Students with learning disabilities and other special educational needs are protected by both state and federal laws that provide access to a free public education. Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that reasonable accommodations be provided for those with disabilities. By taking time to get to know your child and his or her specific needs, we can help you pursue the appropriate education your child needs. It’s also important to note that students with both intellectual and/or physical disabilities are protected by the law.
The Review Process
At the K-12 level, the school will determine whether your child qualifies for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). As a parent, you have a right to give input on this plan. If, at any stage, you don’t feel that the school is accommodating your child as required by law, our team of lawyers can step in and help. If you your child has completed elementary or high school, the right to reasonable accommodations continues at the secondary or college level in some circumstances.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
If you don’t believe that your child is getting the help he or she needs, we want to help you take meaningful action. Our attorneys can attend an IEP meeting with you, review whether the school is meeting its obligations and represent you during a due process hearing.
Contact Us And Ask Questions Regarding Your Child’s Special Education Needs
To schedule a consultation at our Providence or Wakefield law offices, call 401-331-6565 or 401-783-3600. You can also reach us via email by submitting an online contact form.