Advocating for the rights of families of children with special education needs
Lori understands firsthand the plight of parents of children with special needs, and is passionate about empowering them with the knowledge of State and Federal laws so they too can obtain for their child the free appropriate public education promised by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
If you are the parent of a child with special needs, and are facing challenges and frustrations in dealing with your school district, call on Lori for compassionate legal counsel and zealous representation to assist you in advocating for your child to receive an appropriate education and services.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that secures special education services for children with disabilities. The law is meant to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that emphasizes special
Landmark Cases in Special Education Law
In the United States legal system, judicial decisions play an important role in determining what a particular law means. This type of law is known as “case law” and is developed when courts are asked to resolve disputes that are occurring between two or more parties and must interpret what the law
Due Process Procedure
Parents have the right to file a request for due process if they disagree with the school’s decision regarding their child. The IDEA includes rules of procedure for resolving disputes between parents and schools. A request for due process is the written document used to request mediation and/or a due process hearing in order to resolve a dispute related to the identification, evaluation, or educational program of a child with a disability, or the provision of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE).
We encourage parents to become informed about State and Federal laws that can affect their child’s right to receive a free appropriate public education, and their right to participate in development of the individualized education program.