Special Education Law
If your son or daughter requires special education services, Fine & Hatfield’s attorneys can assist you with the process from beginning to end. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (“IDEA”), all types of children may qualify for special education services, including but not limited to, children with down syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD. A parent’s sole reliance upon the guidance and support of the public school counselors and administration can lead to frustration and an improper learning environment for the child. The attorneys at Fine & Hatfield are committed to helping you navigate through the complex waters of special education law. While keeping the process as conflict free as possible, we can help your child obtain an appropriate education that best fits his or her individual needs. We will take the time to learn about your child’s special needs and to give you the tools you need to fully take advantage of your child’s various educational opportunities.
Special Education Services Include:
Advising parents of their child’s rights and remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Action (“IDEA”) and Article 7
Representing the rights of a child at an IEP Meeting
Representing the rights of a child at any related adversarial proceeding including due process hearings, mediation, state/federal compliance complaints, or subsequent appeals
Challenging a school’s disciplinary action against a special education child