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How We Can Help
- Developing IEP/504 Plans
- Addressing abuse in schools, including:
- Evaluations and Child Find Matters
- Fighting Disciplinary and Juvenile Court Matters, including:
– Suspension and Expulsion
– Search and Seizures
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Addressing Tough Situations
- Evaluating placements and team reports
- Fighting abuse, neglect and discrimination in schools (including the ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act)
- Due process hearings, juvenile court and other disciplinary issues impacting students
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Important to Know:
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I suspect my child has a disability or learning difference and needs support from school?
We at KJK believe that parents know their child best. Thus, if you believe that your child has a disability, in all probability you are correct. Learning problems can manifest very differently depending upon a number of factors: such as age of child, personality, type of disability and educational environment. It goes without saying that no two children are the same.
What is an IEP?
What is an MFE or ETR?
Students with disabilities who receive services under a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA. IDEA is a wonderful statute that has changed the learning landscape for students. However, the terms in the statute can be quite daunting at first. Many articles have rightfully referred to these terms as alphabet soup!
Each school has child find obligations under IDEA to determine if students have needs that should be evaluated and addressed. But, as stated above, don’t rely on a District to initiate the process. If you suspect that your child should be tested, speak up! Studies show that the earlier an intervention takes place, the easier it is to level the learning playing field for a child!
What happens if the school refuses to conduct an ETR on my child?
What is an IEE?
What resources can I turn to for help understanding IDEA?
Can I request an IEP team meeting if I believe my child's needs are not being met or my child's disability has changed?
Do I need an attorney to make an IEP? How can an attorney help me and/or my child?
Attorneys can help with each step in the process, including attending IEP meetings.
If I disagree with the school’s evaluation, what can I do?
My child has really struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are my rights?
Can the school discipline my student with a disability if he or she breaks a rule?
Thank you for helping me through a difficult time with my son
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