Special Education Attorneys
San Jose Special Education Attorney | San Jose Special Need Lawyer
Special Education Attorney in San Jose, CA
Welcome to the Offices of Tsadik Law, we provide your child with legal aid if they are not receiving a free and appropriate education (FAPE) as defined by the law. We are proud to represent all our clients with responsive service, professionalism, and avid advocacy of their needs. Tsadik Law will provide you an experienced Special Education Attorney who will guide you in the process, attend the resolution session, mediation, and the due process hearing if necessary
It is easy to get in contact, and we are happy to meet with clients at a location near their home, school or place of work. Our office is based near San Jose California, and we successfully represented clients in many cities in Southern California. Give us a call today at (510) 457-0242 for an initial consultation, which will be free of charge.
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Special Education Law in San Jose, 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 apprehension when it comes to their child’s education and development. This is commonplace for parents to feel worried about these decisions, which will have such profound long-term effects on their child. We are here to take some of the burden off of your shoulders and help find answers to improving your child’s education.
Among the top priorities is learning about the educational and support services your child is entitled to by the law. There are specific laws and regulations that require schools to give access to an appropriate education for special needs students. At Tsadik Law, we fight for your child’s right to an education, if your school district is not giving the appropriate services as specified by the law.
Special Needs Attorneys
Special Needs Lawyers Serving San Jose, CA
Tsadik Law has represented many cases in Special Education Law. We represent special needs children, who may not be getting the help they need to have an appropriate education at school. The primary goal is to advocate for the disabled students, to get the proper educational services from their schools. We hope in the process we educate families about their children’s rights and hold accountable the school officials to provide these necessary services.
The attorneys that work with Tsadik Law have extensive experience, representing clients and have a stellar history of successful outcomes. We also come prepared with the knowledge to pressure schools to provide the appropriate accommodations, and this knowledge came from working with hundreds of special needs children over the years; we know how to handle the school districts.
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 can supply attorneys who have specialized in Special Education cases for years, and can help lead families in the right direction; to understand the requisite help your child needs to get an appropriate education, and what we need to do to insure they receive them.
Special Education Rights in San Jose, 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. For example in 1975 the Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA) was created. Initially named the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, the intention was to provision a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with special needs, and giving the parents the power to make certain decisions regarding the curriculum.
Though many protective laws have been put in place, parents and legal guardians found it difficult to obtain the accommodations, support, and services for their child’s education. Tsadik Law specializes in representing families and fighting to secure the educational support and provisions that national and state law dictates.
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.
Do you have any lingering questions about the benefits of working with a special education attorney? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (510) 457-0242. You can talk to an experienced special education attorney during your free consultation, and find out what the next steps are for your child.
Here are some common issues that children experience at school which may be represented by a special education attorney:
- 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.