- Does your child have an IEP?
- Has your child been retained or held back a grade in school?
- Is your child being suspended or sent home from school repeatedly?
- Are you concerned that your child doesn’t seem to be truly learning?
- Has your child been diagnosed with specific learning disorder, autism, ADHD, ADD, speech and language impairment, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, visual impairment, traumatic brain injury, hearing impairment, other health impairment, deaf-blindness, orthopedic impairment, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities, or some other condition that affects his or her education?
If your child has special education needs, there is a federal statute called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, “IDEA” for short, that establishes the minimum legal requirements a state’s public school system must meet to provide a free and appropriate public education to all children with disabilities in the state. Moreover, under IDEA, if the public schools cannot accommodate your child’s disability, then IDEA requires the public school system to send your child to an appropriate private school. IDEA also applies if your child is attending a public charter school.
Massey Law Group has extensive experience working with Special Education Law. If your child is not already receiving special education services, we can help to ensure that your child is properly identified as a child with special education needs. We also work with children and families who need new or updated educational evaluations to determine whether they are receiving appropriate special education services. We will make sure your child’s Individualized Educational Program (“IEP”) has been developed in compliance with current federal and state regulations and is being properly implemented so that your child can make meaningful educational progress. If your child needs related services and other accommodations, we will ensure that the public school system provides them. We can even help to make sure the school system follows the appropriate procedures for special needs children with respect to disciplinary actions such as suspensions.
If your child is currently receiving special education services that are not fully meeting his or her needs, or if you suspect that your child may need special education services but is not receiving them, call Massey Law Group at 301-982-4529.