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In the United States, the federal government, through the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504) guarantees the benefit of special education services to those who qualify at no cost to the parent.
Law Offices of M.J. Snyder in Philadelphia is a leading advocate in Special Education Litigation. Marni Jo Snyder and her team will obtain retrospective and/or future appropriate programming for your child by way of federal or state litigation, administrative hearings, mediation, IEP meetings, and settlement negotiations.
Often, this process can relieve families of bullying or harassment concerns, or be helpful in accusations in juvenile dependency court or truancy court.
Call now to speak with attorney Marni Jo Snyder 24 hours per day, 7 days per week: 215-515-3360
To be eligible, a child must be found to be a “child with a disability”. IDEA provides several conditions that may qualify a child. They are:
- Mental impairment
- Hearing impairment and deafness
- Speech and language impairment
- Visual impairment and blindness
- Serious emotional disturbance
- Orthopedic impairment
- Traumatic brain injury
- Specific learning disability or other health impairment
Many children are not receiving the education the IDEA guarantees they must be offered. We know your child’s legal rights and will advocate that they receive an appropriate instructional setting, education and related services.
We can advocate for your child together.
Our firm has extensive experience in:
- IEP meetings
- Manifestation determinations
- Expulsion and suspension hearings
- Due process hearings
- Compensatory education negotiations
- Settlement conferences
- FERPA records requests