As a former special education teacher, I have always felt that special education and related services MUST be provided to all children with disabilities so that they receive the necessary skills to eventually learn how to be independent. I also believe that EVERY child is capable of benefiting from an education if given the proper services. Far too often schools fail in providing special education services resulting in special needs children not receiving an appropriate education.
When developing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Congress recognized the need to place at all stages of the education process, procedural protections to ensure substantive procedures can be carried out. It is important to remember that the major principle of the IDEA is to provide education to ALL children who meet the age eligibility requirement. Moreover, this education will be one that is free, individualized and appropriate to the child’s needs and in an appropriate setting.
The attorneys at Liu & Naime understand that there are times when parents disagree with the school district’s assessment of their child. That sometimes the potential a parent sees in their child isn’t shared by the school district. That sometimes the parent knows how to expose this potential through innovative and personal techniques the school district doens’t recognize and won’t try. We understand and will always be on your side. We have the experience and compassion to advocate for your child’s needs. Let us help you help your child.