Because of our background and experience in both education law and disability within our own lives, the attorneys and staff at Wiscarson Law understand the impact that a special needs child can have on an entire family – including the crushing financial effect. Throughout the history of Wiscarson Law, we have always been sensitive to this issue and have developed a law practice that is efficient and serviceable for parents.
Our attorneys will review each child’s educational situation on a case-by-case basis, and then help parents figure out whether legal representation is necessary. To do that effectively, parents are never charged for an initial consultation.
At an initial consultation, our attorneys will meet with you, review your educational documents, assess your child’s unique educational issues, and explore options that will meet your family’s needs. At the end of the consultation, we can help you decide whether your child needs legal representation, and if so, how we can best serve your child. If you do not need an attorney, we will forthrightly tell you so and help you plan your next steps.
Wiscarson Law employs managerial, administrative, law clerk, advocacy, clerical, and paralegal staff as appropriate, to meet client needs in the most economically responsible manner.
Education law is a complex and constantly evolving myriad of federal, regional, and state rules, regulations, and cases. As a parent, it is difficult to understand this ever-changing area of law and figure out how to apply it to your child’s unique situation. Wiscarson Law can help you by working with you and your school district or education service district in a variety of ways, including:
- Helping develop and implement an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a § 504 Plan and explain the difference between the plans;
- Providing guidance parents through the special education process;
- Providing “behind the scenes” legal advice or assistance;
- Attending meetings;
- Assisting with eligibility determinations for special education services;
- Helping determine and ensure appropriate specially designed instruction;
- Helping find and securing an appropriate placement;
- Filing Complaints and Due Process Complaints with State Departments of Education;
- Advocating in special education mediations;
- Negotiating settlements;
- Attending disciplinary proceedings for regular and special education students; and
- Helping navigate other educational issues for successful resolutions.