Giving You A Higher Stake In The Education Of Your Child With Special Needs
Having a child with a disability can be a challenge at any time. However, when your child enters school, the challenge can become overwhelming. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 ensures that children with special needs get a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that is tailored to them through the use of an individualized education program (IEP). This plan is created for the child by a team of experts and is intended to include input from the parents. Unfortunately, the expectations set by the IEP don't always meet the needs of your child. When this happens, you have the right to an administrative hearing to make your voice heard.
Dana & Dana represents children who are not getting the educational help they are entitled to. Whether it is because the school claims to be unable to provide the correct services or because the team invalidates the parent's knowledge of what is appropriate for his or her own child, we will stand with you and fight for your child's right to an education that accommodates his or her special needs. Mark Dana has in-depth knowledge of this subject from his own personal experience as well as through helping many other parents solve their conflicts with schools. We will help you get the resources your child needs to succeed in school.
Providence 504 Education Plan Attorneys
Your child may not qualify for an IEP, but may be entitled to a Section 504 plan, which ensures that he or she is having his or her needs accommodated so that he or she can succeed in school. If you feel that the 504 plan is not helping your child, you can appeal the plan or ask that it be reconsidered. You may even want to consider appealing to get your child evaluated for an IEP, depending on his or her disability.
The attorneys at Dana & Dana are zealous advocates in this area of law because we see the need for representation on the part of the parents. School districts are overburdened and frequently don't want to put the resources necessary into a single child, even though it is federally mandated. We will fight for your child to get the education that he or she is entitled to. Mark Dana is one of a handful of lawyers in Rhode Island who represent children with special needs. We feel that this is some of the most rewarding work that we do.
Contact Dana & Dana at 401-438-3800 to schedule an appointment.