Special Ed Legal Consults


How we can help

Eligible disabilities include:

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  • Autism

  • Emotional Disturbance (such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD)

  • Other Health Impairment (includes ADHD and other chronic or acute health problems)

  • Specific Learning Disability

  • Language or Speech Disorder

  • Hearing Impairment including Deafness

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Visual Impairment including Blindness

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

We guide parents to establish eligibility for special education services — a process that may be more complicated than expected.  

For example, a clinical diagnosis alone is usually insufficient.  We show parents what is needed to meet the legal requirements, such as demonstrating that the child needs specialized instruction to succeed at school.

Even after special education eligibility is established, families face a variety of issues that can be discussed during our consultation.  

We have seen many families wait too long to seek legal guidance. Without expertise in special education law or experience navigating the process, families often lack effective strategies to improve their child’s educational program.

Our goal is to help families more quickly, and to provide them with advocacy tools to address their child’s specific issues. Earlier intervention with a strategic approach can help remediate the problem, avoid crises, and make family life and work life more manageable.

Our special education consults teach parents about their rights, focus on the specific issues relating to their child, and develop an action plan to help improve the child’s educational program.