Special Education Law
Navigating paperwork and procedure takes more than persistence. It takes in-depth knowledge, careful finesse and attention to detail. Sometimes, it requires professional assistance from someone who has been down that daunting path many times. When you need that level of expertise, Broder Law Group can help you with one-on-one service at reasonable rates.
Broder Law Group, P.C. is committed to ensuring that children with disabilities receive what is necessary to reach their full academic potential. Our attorneys are dedicated providing exceptional advocacy to families concerned their child isn’t receiving the education he or she deserves. If your child has a disability that impacts their learning, he or she is entitled to additional educational services and resources. Federal and state laws protect your child when the school district allows your child to languish in an education program that is not appropriate for them. We can guide you through the extensive civil rights protections afforded to persons with disabilities, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
Our attorneys can help protect your child’s academic future through representation with the following:
- establishing your child’s eligibility for special education programming and related services
- developing an effective and appropriate IEP or Section 504 plan with the school district
- ensuring your child is receiving a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
- representing you and your child in due process when the school district’s program is not appropriate for your child
- appealing a disagreed-upon hearing decision
Federal anti-discrimination law also protects students of all ages from being discriminated against on the basis of protected class. This includes protection from education discrimination based on the student’s race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, physical or mental disability, citizenship, and veteran’s status. Many states and cities expand their own protected class laws to be more inclusive than federal statues, and include prohibiting education discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, and homelessness.
We also represent students accused of wrongdoing and facing suspension or permanent expulsion from their education program, regardless of education level. Students facing serious discipline at school are entitled a fair administrative hearing to determine if any punishment is warranted under the law.
- Allegations involving harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB)
- Claims related to truancy, abuse, and neglect
- Issues involving care and protection matters and failure to educate