Sometimes parents and school districts don’t agree about what services and programs a student with a disability requires in order to make educational progress.
- Securing an independent educational evaluation
- obtaining classification of your child as a student with a disability
- Obtaining classification of your child as a student with a disability
- Advocating for your child at an IEP meeting
- Securing an appropriate educational setting
- Obtaining appropriate educational services, such as physical therapy, speech & language therapy, physical therapy, counseling, hearing services, appropriate educational accommodations etc.
- Securing a “Nickerson letter” (NYC residents)
- Obtaining an appropriate waiver of immunication requirements & Section 504 plan
- securing funding for an appropriate non-public school program
- representing your child at a suspension hearing
A guardian can be either a person or an agency, who is appointed by the court to make decisions for an individual who is unable to make those decisions on his/her own (the “ward”). A guardian does not have to be a parent or a relative, although it can be.
- Guardianship of the person –an individual appointed to make decisions regarding the health, education, and welfare of a ward.
- Guardianship of the property –an individual appointed to make decisions about finances of a ward as directed by the judge.
- Guardianship of the person and property –an individual appointed to make decisions regarding health, education, welfare and finances.
- Guardian ad litem –an individual appointed by the court to act for the person during a court case when that individual cannot defend themselves or protect their own interests.