Parents usually know best when it comes to the educational needs of their children. Special education and individualized education programs (IEPs) exist to ensure that every student receives an appropriate education. However, whether for cost or other reasons, educational authorities are often reluctant to provide children with a learning environment suited to their skills and limitations. The attorneys of Carroll & Nuttall, P.C. work with families to help them obtain a solution that benefits their children.
Appealing to educators who have refused to provide the requested assistance can be complicated and intimidating. Our Virginia lawyers can represent you at each step, for any type of challenge your child might have, including:
No matter the specific condition, we work on your child’s behalf to find an educational plan that allows them to succeed. We will address your concerns with any necessary party, including teachers, administrators, school boards, medical professionals, and regulatory authorities.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act gives parents of children with disabilities the right to have their child evaluated to determine if they are eligible for special education. For a child having trouble in school, every day counts, so we will communicate the importance of a quick, complete assessment to the authorities. Our attorneys can also help review any relevant documents and ensure that your rights to see them are not infringed.
Having your child recognized as someone who needs additional assistance is only the first step. After that, we can help you and all relevant school and outside personnel convene to create an IEP that details the services needed to meet your child’s particular needs. Once a program is in place, we can continue to monitor the child’s progress and review the periodic school updates required by law. Learning can be a complicated process, so we can advocate for any necessary adjustments down the road.
Our law firm understands the difference that special education or an IEP can make in a child’s life. For assistance in obtaining the support your child needs at school, contact our Fairfax law office online or at 703-879-1072.