Overview of Services

Watching your child struggle in school can be heartbreaking, but you are not without options. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was passed decades ago “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education…designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.” Congress envisioned a collaborative process that protected and honored a parent’s right to work with schools on equal footing to develop an education plan. However, navigating the complex web of rules and regulations that govern a school’s responsibility to your child can be daunting and schools far too often cut parents out of the process or otherwise shirk their responsibility to provide students with disabilities the supports they need to access the general education curriculum. Moreover, it can be difficult to know what your child needs and what you should advocate for when you lack a detailed understanding of the resources that might be available to your child. VF&N’s education team can help you make sense of your child’s education record and determine what additional support and services your district must provide to ensure your child thrives at school.  Our team is intimately familiar with all stages of the special education process and knows how to pinpoint your child’s needs and secure the services required in a timely and efficient matter. Whatever your concern, we are here to help you advocate for your child.

Services Include:

Eligibility Evaluations Independent Educational Evaluations Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development and Implementation IEP Meetings Analysis of IEPs and School Plans Section 504 Plan development and implementation Testing AccommodationsService Tracking Compensatory Education Bullying Disability Discrimination Discipline Due Process Hearings Legal Advice Dispute Resolution Review of School Records Parent Education Assistance with School Communications