Tsadik Law – Special Educaion Attorneys serving all of California
Tsadik Law was founded by Seshah Wolde-Tsadik. Seshah is a native of Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from UCLA, and was on the Dean’s List during his final year. Seshah earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he was a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Appellate Advocacy. While in Law School, Seshah was a recipient of the Equal Justice for America Fellowship.
As an experienced special education attorney, Seshah has worked on cases throughout California and has secured numerous favorable results for parents and students. Seshah works closely with families through each stage of the legal process to ensure that children are receiving the services and support they deserve.
Seshah has been a featured panel speaker at several events; including community parent workshops, school functions and regional center support groups. He has presented at professional conferences at Kaiser Permanente and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on topics related to special education law. Seshah is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). Seshah also serves as a supervising staff attorney at Hope4Families, a special education public interest law firm.
Seshah is licensed to practice law before all courts in the state of California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
What We Do
Our central focus is to represent the interests of children and their parents in obtaining an appropriate public education under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the California Education Code. To that end, we help to ensure that students receive critically important assessments, services and support from their local school districts.
We firmly believe in keeping our clients fully informed on the progress of their cases. We do our very best to maintain meaningful access to us to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the legal process.
Special Needs Attorneys
Does My Child Qualify For Special Education?
Students whose educational needs cannot be met in a regular education program are eligible to receive special education services and support. A student can qualify for special education services through many categories. Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the state of California Education Code, students must meet one of the following criterion to be eligible for Special Education
A developmental disability, generally appearing during the first 3 years of life, that impacts social and communication skills.
A severe hearing impairment that affects a child’s ability to understand spoken language with or without hearing aids.
A combination of a severe hearing impairment and a severe visual impairment.
Emotional Disturbance (ED)
A condition which includes one of the following symptoms and adversely affects a student’s academic performance:
- An inability to learn that cannot be explained by other factors
- An inability to build or maintain relationships
- Inappropriate feelings or actions under normal circumstances.
- General unhappiness or depression
- Physical symptoms or fears related to school or personal problems
Established Medical Disability
Children 3-5 years old who have a disabling medical condition that is likely to require special education services.
Hard of Hearing
A hearing impairment that affects a student’s academic performance.
Significantly below average intellectual mental functioning.
Two or more disabilities coexisting, excluding Deaf Blindness.
A severe physical disability that affects a child’s educational performance.
Other Health Impairment
Having limited strength, vitality and alertness which impacts student’s academic performance.
Specific Learning Disability
A disorder which causes a student to perform less than their intellectual functioning to either read, write, speak, listen, think, spell or do mathematical calculations.
Speech or Language Impairment
A communication disorder that negatively impacts a student’s academic performance.
Traumatic Brain Injury
An injury to the brain caused by physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability.
Visual Impairment, including Blindness
Impairment in vision that impacts educational performance, even with corrections.