Special Education Advocacy
What is education advocacy? Not every conflict requires a lawsuit, but that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from the help of an experienced legal advocate. Take charge of your educational rights as early as possible.
IEPs and 504 Plans
An IEP or 504 plan is designed to provide reasonable accommodations for children with a wide range of individual needs. The IEP process continues through your child’s entire school career. It involves obtaining an IEP, keeping it up to date via productive IEP meetings, and ensuring that your child’s school complies with the IEP and the law. If you want help with any step of the process, contact us today.
College and Post-Grad Disability Accommodations
Your right to disability accommodations doesn’t end after high school. Harris helps clients exercise their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Education Code, including reasonable disability accommodations in college and graduate school.
Parent-Teacher and Administrative Conferences
If teachers persistently clash with your child, and administrators don’t know what to do, a friendly and helpful advocate can turn a hostile meeting into a productive one. You don’t have to face them alone.
California Department of Education Complaints
Many complaints, particularly those involving students with disabilities, may be brought directly to the California Department of Education (CDE). The CDE has the power to order school districts to comply with IEPs and applicable law.