Former Educators Helping Special Education Students
For children who have a disability that interferes with their ability to progress academically, schools have a responsibility to develop a 504 plan or Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help the child meet his or her academic goals. The school must make academic accommodations. This can take many different forms and depends on the individual needs of the child.
The impact of physical and mental disabilities such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) or a physical disability such as being double jointed needs to be addressed. The school has to develop and monitor the progress of the child’s 504 plan or IEP.
Several issues arise around 504 plans and IEPs:
- Disagreement between parents and school regarding what is the best plan
- The school is not properly following the plan
- Discipline issues
Is Your Child Being Disciplined Unfairly?
Many children who have 504 plans or IEPs are disciplined at much higher rates than other students. Schools fail to understand the unique circumstances of the child and apply inappropriate standards of behavior and discipline. Children who have 504 plans or IEPs have substantial protection from discipline. If your child is not being treated appropriately, our attorneys can help you.
Is Your Child Being Bullied?
Many children with 504 plans and IEPs experience being bullied. Often the school is not taking sufficient steps to protect the child. If your child is being bullied, we can help you fight for the protection your child needs.
Disabled Students Have Rights, Too
At Kishinevsky & Raykin, Attorneys at Law, we understand the issues that parents of children with disabilities face as they fight to secure the education their children deserve. Attorney Igor Raykin was a teacher before becoming an attorney. His experience in working with the education system from both the inside and the outside allows him to create real results for his clients. No matter what sort of challenges you are facing, we can make a difference and help ensure that your child is treated appropriately and that he or she receives the type of education he or she needs.
Take Action To Protect Your Child
If your child is not being treated properly at school or his or her 504 plan or IEP is inappropriate or not being followed, an experienced lawyer can help. The Aurora special education attorneys of Kishinevsky & Raykin, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, are committed to helping you fight for your child’s rights. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 720-863-4256 or contact us online.
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