For some people, summer means the beach, the sun, the pool, friends, relaxation, vacation, sports, exercise, and happiness. Whatever summer means to you, I hope you are enjoying it, relaxing, and recharging your batteries.
On the personal side, it has been a great summer for me and one of the best highlights was traveling with my wife and some friends to Iceland. We spent 5 days and split our time between the South Coast and Reykjavik. On the South Coast we visited a beautiful crater where we found a calm body of light blue water surrounded by red lava ash and green mossy hills. We visited impressive waterfalls of different sorts. At one waterfall, we were able to walk behind the towering stream of water through a cave; at another, we tiptoed oh so carefully on rocks that barely peaked out of the water trying not to slip into the water or bump into our neighbors in order to enter a cave where a hidden waterfall could be found. We marveled at a geyser bursting up from the earth. We hiked on a glacier, which was awe-inspiring in and of itself, but even more so because of the kaleidoscope of colors in the surrounding landscape consisting of black lava ash, green moss, white ice, and streaks of blue (from the ice that had only been exposed to the sun for a brief time). After some time on the coast, we made our way to Reykjavik. Reykjavik is a lovely city with friendly people and a fun vibe. We enjoyed exploring the city on foot, learning about the country's history and culture, horseback riding, and enjoying entertainment at the impressive Harpa concert hall.
On the professional side, summer also means that our law office is super busy helping our clients transition from one school year to the next. Our office has been:
Speaking with parents regarding proposed program and placement options
Advising parents regarding Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and school visits
Filing Due Process Complaints (DPC's) for our 12-month clients
Preparing Ten Day Notice Letters (TDN's) for our 10-month clients
Filing pendency requests
Referring parents to private professionals in order to obtain necessary evaluations
Connecting parents with service providers
Advising parents about busing-related issues
In addition, we are preparing to move offices over the next few weeks to accommodate our firm's changing needs. Our offices will still be located in downtown Manhattan just a few blocks from where we are located now, which means we will continue to be conveniently located next to many different train stations, and close to the impartial hearing office in Brooklyn so that our attorneys can commute there easily.
We are excited about continuing to achieve outstanding results for our clients in the 2018-2019 school year and continuing to build our team, innovate, and impress.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. If you are an existing client and we can assist with your case, or if you are not currently a client but have some questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office, and will be happy to discuss your situation with you.