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IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a powerful tool for students with diagnosed disabilities to obtain accommodations as part of their Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Most students covered by IDEA will receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is specifically tailored to each student and must be strictly followed by the teacher, school, and district. If your child has an IEP in place and you are concerned that it is not being properly administered, or if you disagree with your child’s school about whether an IEP is necessary or appropriate, contact our office for a free consultation to learn how we can help.
Section 504 Plans
Section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 sets out an alternative basis for schools to provide a student with accommodations in addition to or separately from an IEP. There can be significant differences in how the accommodations set out in a 504 plan are administered and documented compared to an IEP, and the rights and support available to a student can vary as well. If you have questions about your child’s 504 plan and whether their school is properly following its terms, please contact our office for a free consultation to see if we can help.
Due Process Complaints
If a teacher, school, or school district has failed to provide a FAPE for a student by failing to comply with the terms of that student’s IEP or 504 plan, then it may become necessary to file a Due Process Complaint to correct those failures. While parents and guardians can (and often do) bring such an action on their own, having an attorney on your side can provide a huge benefit for little to no out of pocket cost. If you are thinking of filing a complaint on your child’s behalf, please contact our office for a free consultation to determine whether having an attorney on your side will improve your chances of obtaining a beneficial outcome.
Mediation – Informal Dispute Resolution
Most Due Process Complaints are resolved during mediation, a form of Informal Dispute Resolution that provides each side an opportunity to be heard and to come together to create a workable solution that both sides can agree upon.
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