Parents of children with disabilities face a complex and confusing web of federal and state laws that control the provision of special education for all children with disabilities. Appropriate special education services are often intensive and expensive. Resources are limited. Disputes with your school district regarding the services your child needs are often times unavoidable. To prevail, you need information, sage advice, and experienced legal representation.

Over the past decade, Spies, Powers & Robinson has developed a national reputation for its special education law practice. This practice involves the representation of parents of children with disabilities in virtually every legal matter that involves schools and education, including:

The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Educational discrimination under Section 504
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions
Manifestation Determination Review hearings (MDR)
Interim Alternative Educational Settings (IAES)
Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans (FBA and BIP)
Individual Education Program (IEP) development and review
Transportation and related services issues
Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Administrative Appeals, Civil Actions
IDEA Complaints
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Complaints
Restraint and Seclusion Litigation
Gender, disability, race and sex based harassment complaints
Rights of students with disabilities

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