KLF will assist your student with educational issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), including Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for kids 3 through 21 years of age and rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you have a child that you suspect may have a disability, you have the right to have them assessed by your school district free of charge. KLF can help your student receive this assessment. Please don’t be afraid to have your child identified for a suspected disability. Once identified with a disability, we can guide you through the IEP process, help define the goals you believe best for your child’s development, empower you to advocate for your child more confidently in the team meetings, facilitate open communication with the school or act as your representative at the meetings. Many times, establishing a good IEP or 504 plan from the start can help avoid disappointment and misunderstandings down the road. If your loved one does have a disability that is negatively affecting their education, they could be entitled to services that may include: disability determination, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and modifications of regular education such as preferential seating, extra time for tests, homework modification, computers and audiobooks. Should your student and school find themselves at odds with these goals, Kaeser Law Firm can be on your side to represent your child in mediation, informal resolution sessions and due process proceedings.
In an effort to protect the rights of families, the law is very clear that parents have the right to seek reimbursement of their reasonable attorneys’ fees if they prevail at a due process hearing.