The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
(IDEA) requires public schools to provide a free and appropriate
public education to children with disabilites. Before your child
can receive special education services, a determination of "eligibility"
must be made. There are two criterea that must be met: first, the
child must have a disabling condition and second, the disabling
condition must have an impact on the child's educational performance.
Disabling conditions include:
Specific Learning Disabilities
Serious Emotional Disturbance
Speech or Language Impairments
Traumatic Brain Injury
Other Health Related Impairments
Our firm works diligently with parents, therapists
and doctors to ensure that every tenant of the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") is strictly complied
with. We are committed to ensuring that every child with special
needs receives an individually tailored educational program designed
to meet his or her unique needs, in the least restrictive environment
and with all necessary designated instructional services.
Every parent has dreams for
their child, don't let an
program get in the way of
your child's future.
Know Your Rights as Parents:
YOU have the right to participate in the educational placement
of your child.
YOU have the right to have your child assessed in all areas
disability at no cost.
YOU have the right to bring individuals of special expertise
to IEP meetings.
YOU have the right to have your child's education individually
his/her special and unique needs, at no cost.
Ensure that your rights as a parent have not been violated.