Harrisburg Education Law Attorneys

Is Your Child Getting Shortchanged At School?

As a parent, you want to make sure that your child gets the best education possible. Sometimes the law has to intervene to make sure that happens. For example, legal issues can sometimes arise in schools over free speech, privacy, religion, and safety. At our firm, our education law attorneys are particularly concerned about the rights of the physically, mentally and emotionally disabled children to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) as mandated by federal law.

When you have a special needs child, effective advocacy is more important than ever. Children with autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotional disturbance or dyslexia may be entitled to special education and an individualized education program (IEP). Sometimes the process of advocating for your child can feel quite stressful, particularly if you need to participate in IEP meetings. At Scaringi Law, in our Harrisburg education law attorneys are dedicated to making sure your child receives the best possible education. When you don't want to leave your child's education to chance, give us a call at 717-798-3601, or write to us and let us know how our firm can help.

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In these meetings, a "team" consisting of the parents, your child's teachers, the school principal, the school psychologist and sometimes the school superintendent, discusses the educational status of your child and formulates an IEP that will best suit the individual needs of your child. This process can be quite stressful for parents. It's easy to feel like you're alone, fighting an impossible battle against the school district and its lawyer.

At our education law firm, we take the time to decipher the issues central to your IEP case, and then determine the best way to proceed in the interest of providing the greatest benefit to your child. We can help you understand what an IEP contains, and also provide committed advocacy in the event of an IEP violation, interacting with public school districts and guiding you through the process of filing a due process complaint and representing you and your child at hearings.

Don't Let Your Child's Education Suffer. Call Us Today.

We know how important it is that you as a parent have input in the education of your child, and we make sure your voice is heard. In cases where there may be communication blocks with the school district and its lawyer, we can help resolve the issues at hand, communicate with school district solicitors and treatment providers and keep you in a position of strength when you need it the most.

In his education law practice, Attorney Schott represents students and/or parents in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) actions, IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings, Due Process hearings, dress code (political speech) and expulsion, suspension, and other disciplinary actions. Attorney Schott has handled many ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) cases and advises parents on 504 plans (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) to remove barriers and allow students with disabilities to participate freely in both public elementary and secondary education. Attorney Schott also advises on the Pennsylvania Sunshine Law and represents claimants in Right to Know Act requests.

Reach us via email or call us at (717) 775-7195 to ask about our consults with one of our attorneys.

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