happy NY kids special needs attorney

Our associates exclusively deal with special education law and related educational issues. We are admitted to the bars of both New York and New Jersey, so we have current legal expertise, knowledge of the most recent legal precedents, and professional contacts to obtain good results. Your case will receive our fullest attention.

We provide parents with sound advice and thoughtful guidance through the entire special education process. Our success is a result of the considerable skill and experience we possess as well as our relationships with colleagues and professionals.

We understand the significant emotional stress that individuals going through this process may experience and aim to make the process as smooth as possible while delivering the high level of care and attention that each and every client deserves.

We offer representation and counsel on the following issues:

Early Childhood Planning

  • Early intervention & Individualized Family Services Plans (IFSP’s)
  • Pre-school
  • Private psychological/medical testing and evaluations

Dealing with School Districts & Advocating for Your Rights

  • Initial special education referrals to local school districts
  • Public testing and evaluation
  • Meetings with the Committee on Special Education (CSE)
  • Meetings with the Preschool Committee on Special Education (CPSE)
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s)
  • Deferrals to the Central Based Support Team (CBST)
  • “Nickerson” letters
  • Extended School Year services
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Manifestation Determination Reviews
  • Individualized Education Service Plans (IESP’s)
  • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE’s)

Other Common Issues

  • Section 504 plans
  • High-stakes testing accommodations
  • Immunization waivers

Related Services

  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Counseling
  • Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)
  • Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEIT) services
  • Paraprofessional
  • Parent training
  • Nutrition
Alternatives to Public School

  • Approved Non-Public Schools (NPS’s)
  • Private special education schools
  • Home-based instruction
  • Residential placements

Due Process Proceedings

  • Impartial hearings
  • “Carter” cases
  • “Connors” cases

Remedies and Relief

  • Implementation of appropriate special education programs and services
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Related services reimbursement
  • Transportation
  • Compensatory education
  • Pendency


  • Administrative / State Review Officer (SRO)
  • State
  • Federal

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Resolution sessions
  • Mediation
  • Settlement negotiations

Legal Services for Adults with Special Needs

  • Higher learning accommodations
  • Guardianship
  • Medicaid
  • Special Needs Trusts

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