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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 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. It is often challenging to know what your child needs and what you should advocate for when you lack a detailed understanding of the resources available to your child.
The Virginia education lawyers at VF&N 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. We are intimately familiar with all stages of the unique education process and know how to pinpoint your child’s needs and secure the services required promptly and efficiently. Whatever your concern, we are here to help you advocate for your child.