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Auburn Special Education Attorney
EXPERIENCED SPECIAL EDUCATION REPRESENTATION BEGINS HERE
A dispute with your child's school creates unique struggles you may feel unequipped to deal with on your own. Your school may respond to your concerns by holding several IEP meetings that fail to resolve the problem. Or the school may fail and refuse to hold an IEP meeting despite your requests for one. If your child's school has failed to provide your child with appropriate special education supports, don't settle for more of the same.
Led by a dedicated attorney who truly cares about the individuals she represents, our law firm provides steadfast representation to families like yours. By taking on a limited number of cases, our law firm ensures that our attention is divided fairly among our clients.
IEP REPRESENTATION IN AUBURN
The majority of our work is due process representation before the Office of Administrative Hearings, which is a quasi-judicial tribunal that hears various types of cases, including special education cases. In this capacity, we represent families at resolution sessions, mediations, and, if the case does not settle, in hearings.
At times, on behalf of children with special needs we have filed complaints with the California Department of Education. And we have been in federal district court when a school district discriminated against a child.
We also are available to attend IEP meetings as a separate service in lieu of filing a complaint. Many disputes with schools can be resolved when a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer represents a family at the meeting.
REASONS TO FILE A SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS COMPLAINT
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and related California state law set out school district's legal obligations. Below are some common violations school districts engage in that may necessitate a parent (or her attorney) file for due process:
Failing to conduct needed evaluations
Failing to provide services included in the IEP
Failing to provide accommodations included in the IEP
Failing to timely convene an IEP meeting
Failing to include appropriate goals in the IEP
Failing to provide school records after receiving a records request
Failing to follow required procedures before expelling a student
Unilaterally changing a student's IEP
Refusing to consider an independent educational evaluation
PRO BONO DUE PROCESS SERVICES
Our ultimate goal is to help children by protecting their special education rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With this goal in mind, we realize that not all families are able to afford the services of an attorney. For this reason, we offer to qualifying parents of modest means special education due process services without charge. Call today to begin the process of finding out if you qualify.
AUBURN DISABILITY AND EDUCATION RESOURCES
Attorney Molly Watson has
Spent the Past 12 Years Offering Honest, Affordable
and Caring Representation
Molly Watson takes pride in providing families with a special needs child with high quality representation in special education matters. As a former teacher, she understands the problems parents have in dealing with schools and school districts.
You will work directly with Molly Watson, who will give you personalized advice each step along the way. Communication is highly encouraged and the firm stays in touch with clients on a regular basis.
Mrs. Watson will help you better understand your legal options for obtaining an appropriate education for your child, including a FAPE in the LRE. And she will work with you to obtain an appropriate education for your child to meet their unique needs.
Proudly Serving Clients in Auburn and Each of the Following Areas as Well as Other Cities in Northern and Central California
Call us today to retain a knowledgable and experienced lawyer who will fight to
protect your child's special education rights.
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