All students with a qualifying disability are entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). However, the laws that govern special education are complex, and successfully navigating the special education process can be difficult and overwhelming for parents. Our attorneys are here to guide and inform you about your child’s rights within the educational system and to develop effective, practical and creative solutions.
Our representation of children with special needs encompasses the full spectrum of rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), from attendance at IEP Team meetings and Mediation, to zealous and experienced representation in Due Process Hearings and Federal Court.
Gallini and Lowe attorneys represent children with special needs throughout the State of Alabama.
Our team of professionals can assist you in a wide range of matters, including:
- Navigating the eligibility process to determine your child’s eligibility for early intervention and school-age special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Eligibility process under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Representation in mediation and due process hearings, as well as state, federal and appellate proceedings
- Attending IEP meetings
- Review of evaluations, IEP’s, and Section 504 Plans
- School disciplinary proceedings, including expulsions and manifestation determination meetings
- Juvenile court for school-based complaints of student codes of conduct or compulsory education
- Unsubstantiated DHR proceedings stemming from school mandatory reporting
- Discrimination claims under Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Accident or abuse allegations within the school setting