Special Education Attorneys
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Special Education Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Welcome to the Offices of Tsadik Law where we provide your child with legal service if they are not getting a free and appropriate education (FAPE), which they are entitled to by law. We have represented hundreds of cases with the upmost professionalism, clear and responsive communication with our clients, and the passionate advocacy of our clients’ interests. Tsadik Law will provide you an experienced Special Education Attorney who will assist you in the process, participate in the resolution session, mediation, and the due process hearing if necessary
Our attorneys are very reachable, and we can find a place to meet with you when we mutually agree to move forward. We can help clients in San Francisco, and we have served many people all over California. Get a free consultation today, just give us a call at 510-457-0242 and we can begin the process asap.
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Special Education Law in San Francisco, CA
There are particular challenges that a parent or legal guardian must face when caring for a special needs child. Many families with a special needs child may feel overwhelmed with fear when it comes to their child’s education and development. It’s only commonplace parents feel concern about their child’s education, especially because of the complicated laws regarding special education. That’s why we are here to aid find answers to improve your child’s education.
One of the top priorities is understanding what educational and support services your child is entitled to. Many regulations and laws have been written to ensure that schools provide special needs children with the appropriate education. Tsadik Law has years of experience, advocating for special needs children, to the school district to make sure the applicable necessary support is given.
Special Needs Attorneys
Special Needs Lawyers Serving San Francisco, CA
Tsadik Law has years of experience practicing Special Education Law. We fervently represent students who are not getting the services at school that they are entitled to by state and federal laws. The main goal is to obtain the required educational services for disabled children. We hope in the process we educate families about their children’s rights and hold accountable the school officials to provide these necessary services.
Our attorneys have years of legal experience fighting for our clients in Special Education cases, and have a considerable history of results. We are continually ready with the knowledge and involvement to compel school districts to provide the adequate support that is required by the law and having hundreds of cases in our history give us the expertise in the field.
There are a plethora of complicated laws and regulations in the world of special education, so working with an experienced attorney can be crucial. Tsadik Law has been specializing in Special Education for years and all this experience has been pivotal to helping families through the legal procedures that are necessary to ensure their children get the proper services they are entitled to from their schools.
Special Education Rights in San Francisco, CA
People are generally unaware that are many laws and regulations that have been put in place to secure the rights of children with special needs. A great example would be the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which became federal law in 1975. Initially called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, the purpose of IDEA was to give a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for kids, and to describe the rights of the legal guardians to decide the child’s educational program
Though many protective laws have been put in place, parents and legal guardians found it burdensome to obtain the accommodations, support, and services for their child’s education. Tsadik Law has consulted and represented hundreds of families, and we would be happy to fight to gain the provisions your child is legally entitled to.
Is My Child Eligible For IDEA?
There are some guidelines to see if a child is eligible for IDEA. To qualify to obtain special education services, a child must meet one or more of the legal criteria listed in the categories below.
- Multiple Disabilities
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Hearing Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment Including Blindness
- Emotional disturbance
- Specific Learning Disability (includes Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Other Learning Differences)
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Established Medical Disability
- Other Health Impairment (includes ADHD)
Though a child may be medically diagnosed to have one of the eligibility criteria, this does not mean the child will be qualified for IDEA. The law stipulates that a child’s disability must change their ability to access the curriculum, and as a repercussion , they require special education to continue learning. You might be confused if your child qualifies to receive special education services, but don’t be worried, simply give us a call, (510) 457-0242 for a free consultation. Tsadik Law can assist you in figuring out the eligibility of your child, and advise you on the best course of action to get the education your child needs.
Services For Special Needs in San Francisco CA
Do you have questions about whether your child would gain from working with a special education attorney? Just give us a call 510-457-0242. We would be very pleased to take your call and help you learn if working with a special education attorney is the right choice for your situation.
These are problems a special needs child might face at school:
- Social and Emotional Problems
- Issues With Navigating the School Campus
- Dealing with Bullying
- Difficulty With Writing
- Lack of Behavioral Support
- Difficulty Concentrating and Focusing
- Challenges With Organization
- Inappropriate Classroom Placement
- Lack of Support in the Classroom
- Suspension and/or Expulsion
If you believe that your child requires additional support for their special education needs, and has not been assessed for eligibility, or if the school district has already determined that your child is ineligible, we can assist you with getting a reevaluation.
How Do I Request Special Education Services For My Child?
If your child has been diagnosed with any of the previously listed disorders, or if you believe your child has one of these disabilities, you should begin by having an assessment by the school district. The school district is required to give your child a free evaluation. Submit your request to the district in writing and keep a record of that request. After your child goes through the assessment, you then present a written request to the school for an IEP team meeting. At this meeting, the results of the evaluation will determine what special education services your child is eligible for.
What If The District Claims That My Child Does Not Qualify?
After the assessment and IEP meeting, the District may disagree with your opinion about your child’s need for special education programs. However, there are still several steps you can take. You could pay for an independent educational evaluation (which can potentially be reimbursed by the district after a legal process). You could also contact a special education attorney and file a due process request. The district will re-evaluate your child if you feel the initial assessments were not adequate.