Special Education Law

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Special Education Law

Taking care a child with special needs gets overwhelming at times, both financially and emotionally. Our Sacramento special education attorney understands first hand. There are numerous resources available to support your child’s development. For many parents locating, obtaining, and maintaining applicable resources is a stressful and daunting task that leads to frustration in even the most informed parents. Our advocacy and legal representation can help you navigate the system and get the services your child needs and is entitled.

 The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea has significant experience with Sacramento’s special education system. Attorney McCrea has three children that have IEP plans. He has been identifying needed supports and locating services for individuals with disabilities throughout Northern California since 2008. One issue that our special ed attorney is aware of is that the funding for services seems to be on guard. Together, we will seek the services your child needs and is entitled to.

If you are having issues with your child’s IEP or need legal advice concerning the supports and services your child is entitled to, contact our Sacramento IEP attorney today. Many parents do not know that many special education lawyers do not charge them for representation. When a child is denied their education rights, the school district may be liable for their attorney fees. This may even be agreed to if the dispute is resolved through mediation.

What is an IEP?

An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. An IEP is an important legally enforceable document. It determines a child’s learning needs, the services the school district will provide and how the student’s progress will be measured. Numerous people are involved in creating the document (the IEP team) which includes parents or the person that hold’s the educational rights of the child. The process is a great way to sort out the strengths and weaknesses of your child. The IEP determines the supports and services your child will receive. Every child in special education is entitled to an Individualized Education Plan.

When is an IEP Meeting Held?

IEP meetings are generally held annually on or near the child’s birthday. An IEP meeting can be held when a parent requests one be held. The school district generally has 30 days to hold the IEP. The IEP must be held at a mutually agreed upon time and place. You are able to audio record IEP meetings by giving prior notice to the school district of your intent to audio record the meeting.

How Do I Get my Child the Services He or She Needs?

To get your child special education services, he or she must qualify for them. Assessments can help determine the particular needs of a child. If you do not agree with the school district’s assessments, you can request that assessments be conducted by a non-public agency at the school district’s expense. If your child demonstrates a need for a particular service that is covered under special education law, you can file for a due process hearing if the school district refuses to implement the services.

Our Sacramento Special Ed Lawyer Handles:
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • Mediation With School Districts
  • Due Process Hearings
  • Getting a School District to Assess a Child
  • Non-Public Agency Assessments
Contact Our Sacramento Special Education Attorney

The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea is here is listen to the educational concerns you have regarding your child. If you think your child needs an assessment and the school district isn’t providing one, give us a call. If your child has an Individualized Education Plan and you think your child is not receiving the services he or she needs, give our Sacramento special education attorney a call. If you feel the supports and services your child is receiving is not adequate or your child’s development has regressed, we can help. Call The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea at 916-601-9441 or contact us online.