What is Special Ed Law?

“Special ed” is not just a class or type of class that schools offer. It is an entire program and combination of services which are governed by federal and state law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) is the federal law which guarantees fair and adequate public education (FAPE) to children with certain disabilities and conditions. To learn more about special education law, please contact Los Angeles special education attorney Fred J. Fleming right away.

Your child’s right to an education is protected by law. You have the right to request that your child be evaluated for special education services, and the school district must evaluate your child and if your child is found eligible under the criteria set forth by IDEA, the school must work with you in developing an individualized education program (IEP) for your child.

If your school does not respond to your request, finds your child ineligible, finds your child eligible but fails to create an IEP in a timely fashion, or fails to fully implement and established IEP, you have specific legal recourse. Depending on the nature of the school’s actions it may be appropriate to file a compliance complaint or request a due process hearing.

If your child is already on IEP, and your school decides to remove your child from special education, suspends your child for more than 10 days without services or threatens to expel your child from the school district, you have legal rights which can help ensure that your child continues to receive special education services.

A special education attorney can advise you of your rights and the steps you need to take, and can help you through the process.

If you have questions about special education law, the Los Angeles Law Office of Fred J. Fleming can help. Please contact us online right away.

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