Free Appropriate Public Education, or FAPE, is an educational right of children with disabilities in
the United States that is guaranteed by
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
. FAPE is defined as the provision of regular or special education
and related aids and services that are proscribed to ensure that individual needs of handicapped persons
as well as the needs of non-handicapped persons are met and based on adherence to procedural
safeguards outlined in the law.















What does that mean to you???
There are things you can do to ensure that your child's educational needs are met. Parents
often have not been informed of  their children's rights in terms of education and services
offered by the schools.  Some parents feel they have little input into the child's
Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  

The school's staffing or budget limitations should not drive your child's educational
program.  They are required by law to devise an INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION
PROGRAM for your child based upon his/her educational needs.  That program must be
reasonably calculated to confer meaningful educational benefit.

If you suspect that your child(ren's) educational needs are not being met, you should
consult with an experienced attorney who handles education law.  An attorney may be
present at case conference meetings, PPTs, Due Process Hearings and more to assist with
protecting your child's best interests.

I can help you address issues pertaining to:

Learning Disabilities                       ADHD/ADD                               Speech disorders
Autism                                           Severe Anxiety                              Disciplinary Concerns
Social Skills                                    Hearing / Vision impairment         Bullying
Extended School Year                    Failure to Implement IEP              Calling PPT
Obtaining Records                         Manifestation Hearings                 Suspension
Expulsion                                       Triennials not complete                Out Placement
and many more issues...

Call for a free consultation!
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