COVID-19 Update

DISCLAIMER: I have provided zealous, efficient and effective representation to families of children with special needs for over 17 years.  Here are some of the successful outcomes I have achieved for my clients.  Please keep in mind that special education matters depend greatly on the facts of each individual case. The favorable results I achieved in the following decisions do not guarantee I will win the same results in your case. Please contact me to discuss the merits of your particular case.

June 5, 2020

Since March 2020, many school districts have used the pandemic to discontinue all or most of their supports and services to special needs students. Teachers in other districts simply post generic videos or assignments to keep their students busy.

Many children with special needs need much more intensive intervention. Many have learning disabilities which prevent them completing grade level materials without specialized assistance. Others need one-on-one reading instruction. Without school-based behavioral support, children with emotional difficulties are becoming depressed, anxious and even out of control at home.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) remains in effect. School districts must continue to offer special education students the individualized programming they need, even in these difficult times. All of the IDEA’s remedies, including tuition reimbursement, compensatory education, extended school (ESY) services and "prevailing party" attorney's fees remain available to deserving students.

I continue to vigorously advocate for special needs students in IEP meetings, due process hearings and court appearances through video conference. Please contact me for a free consultation to see if I can be of any service to you and your children.