Special Education Law
Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP attorneys work with parents of children who need special education to meet their potential. Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children with disabilities are required to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) suited to meet their unique needs; however, school districts sometimes fail to follow the law. As a result, parents, guardians, and attorneys need to advocate for these children and to hold school districts accountable.
Whether parents or guardians simply need advice on the special education process, assistance during a Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting or whether litigation becomes inevitable, we can help. Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP attorneys work with parents and guardians to obtain the necessary educational and related services within the public school, or, where the public school system does not offer the parents a FAPE, to file Impartial Hearing Requests (sometimes known as Due Process Complaints) and to conduct hearings or settle cases as is appropriate.