Standing Up For The Special Education Rights Of Children And Their Parents
Federal law gives children and their parents important educational rights. Key among them is the right to a free and appropriate public education, which must be tailored to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. What this means is that if your child has special needs due to a disability, they may be entitled to special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) at no cost to you.
Schools don’t always observe those rights or interpret the law correctly, unfortunately. If you need legal guidance on any aspect of special education law, contact The Ramage Law Group. The firm’s special education law attorneys and the firm’s founder, Sharon Ramage, have decades of experience in this niche area. Ms. Ramage spent over a decade as a special education hearing officer and mediator with the Texas Education Agency and has served on the faculty of national professional associations for administrative law judges, lecturing on special education law topics. She applies this in-depth knowledge and insight to the benefit of clients across Texas.
Understanding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act gives students with disabilities the right to an individualized education program (IEP), which is essentially a road map for their unique educational needs and the services designed to address those needs. Obtaining an appropriate and tailored IEP is essential for getting your child the education they deserve. Ms. Rampage can help you secure and enforce an appropriate IEP for your child.
Who Qualifies For An IEP?
Kids with qualifying disabilities are eligible for special education if their disability impacts their education. Eligibility can be a gray area, and schools frequently fail to uphold their duties in identifying and evaluating children with disabilities. Parents may also run into eligibility roadblocks in seeking special education services for their child.
If you have any concerns about eligibility – for example, if you feel that your child’s school has wrongfully deemed them ineligible for special education services – The Ramage Law Group can help. Ms. Ramage is no stranger to the complexities involved in special education law, including eligibility issues. She can be a strong and effective advocate for your child.
Discuss Your Special Education Concerns With A Trusted Advocate
At The Ramage Law Group, you’ll work with a trusted lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for the free and appropriate education your child deserves. Learn more about the firm’s special education services.