A Lawyer for Parents
Laws affecting children can be confusing. Some laws are designed for their protection; some laws create legal obligations for their parents and guardians; while other legal precedents specifically deny certain rights to children and parents.
When your child has trouble with "doing school," and you wonder why the school can't seem to meet you halfway, it might be time to review the situation with a lawyer.
I am a mother of terrific children who live with conditions that affect their wellness. Some of their health issues can interfere with their being able to meet some of the school's expectations. We have worked collaboratively with the school to adjust the expectations, and made agreements that are legally enforceable because we activated protections that come with federal disabilities and education laws. Under these laws, these agreements are updated as needed to maintain my children's access to a free appropriate public education.
Since that time, I have helped other families secure accommodations needed for the children to successfully do school.
Your child is unique, with unique gifts and unique challenges. I believe that many parents could use the counsel of a lawyer to sort out legal issues from all the others that you deal with (educational, behavioral, medical, social, logistical, etc.). The laws do protect every child's right to a "free appropriate public education." As a fellow parent, I will work with you to understand your options, establish priorities, and negotiate an acceptable, binding agreement between you and your school. Click here for a copy of "A Brief Guide to Your Child's Rights to School Accommodations," which I wrote from a parent's point of view.
I offer a free, initial 20 minute consultation to explore whether I might be of service to your family. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.