How to Know When It's Time to Hire a Special Education Attorney

Your child is entitled to special education accommodations. Unfortunately, some schools are not reliable when it comes to providing these accommodations and are unresponsive to your complaints. If this is the case, you might be forced to hire a special education lawyer so you will be able to fight for the rights of your child to equal access.

Trust Your Instincts

You might be concerned that your child is not making the appropriate progress. If you are concerned, you can always contact a special education lawyer who will be willing to sit down with you and discuss the case to determine if your child is being given the services they deserve.

The School Must Communicate Openly With You

You might attempt to find out why your child is struggling and you may discover that the accommodations that your child used to rely on are no longer being provided or the school might have made changes to your child's program without consulting with you.

If this is the case, you will need help from a special education attorney who can help you take the right legal actions. The law can be very complex and you will want a lawyer to help you understand the law.

If you are pressing the school to meet the needs of your child and they are being resistant, lawyering up can be a way to show the school that you're serious. It is possible the school will also lawyer up. If the school has already involved a lawyer, you might want to do so as well.

Your Child's School Must Meet Legal Obligations

The school is not expected to provide every type of resource that is available, but they should make reasonable accommodations that will allow your child to make progress. Even if the resources are available, your child's school might believe that your child does not actually need these services. This could be simply a matter of disagreement or could be the result of the school trying to save money.

Your special education lawyer will examine the facts and will help you make a strong argument for why your child should receive the accommodations that you believe they need. Your child has the right to accommodations not based on their disability but based on their needs. They have the right to be educated in an environment that is not restrictive. A special education attorney is the type of person that can most effectively advocate for your child.

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I never even dreamed that I would be accused of a crime that I did not commit. I mean, stuff like that only happens on TV right? Well, at least that's what I thought until it actually happened to me. After being falsely identified by a witness, I found myself standing trial for a crime that I was truly innocent of. It was only with the help of my lawyer that I was able to prove my innocence and ultimately get back my good name. Watching my lawyer present my case to the jury, I must admit that I was impressed. It was in this moment that I knew just how special the legal system truly is. Today, I write this blog as a way of honoring the system that worked for me and to ensure that everyone has someplace to turn when dealing with legal issues of their own.