Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Special Education Group believes that education is the foundation for a child’s future. We also believe that every child, no matter their ability, or disability, deserves the same opportunity to receive a quality education.
We have seen first-hand how overwhelming it can be for families to understand the rules and regulations governing the special education school system. That is why we are dedicated to assisting your family by providing legal insight and sound guidance regarding your child’s rights.
Our team of Special Education attorneys represents children and their families in a wide range of education and special education law matters throughout the MidAtlantic Region. Our team of dedicated, aggressive, practical attorneys incorporates real world experiences into their legal practice, and not only provides sound legal advice, but also guidance and counsel to families as they navigate the complex and continually changing special education landscape.
Our Special Education attorneys represent students in both private and public schools systems, in matters such as educational planning, student rights and discipline and school policies and procedures. Additionally, our team serves as advocates for those with a wide range of disabilities, including:
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Behavioral concerns
- Intellectual, emotional, physical and developmental disabilities
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorders
- Speech and language impairments
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Tourettes Syndrome
Our team of attorneys routinely assists families of students with special needs in a wide range of matters, including:
- The evaluation and determination of your child’s eligibility for early intervention and school-age special education services, gifted programming or services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Representation in special education due process hearings, as well as state and federal court proceedings
- Review of multidisciplinary evaluations, IEPs, GIEPs, and Section 504 Service Agreements
- Attending multidisciplinary team meetings and IEP meetings
- School disciplinary proceedings, including expulsions and manifestation determination meetings
- Discrimination claims under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Special Education Team is led by Megan Halter of our West Chester, PA Office. As the mother of a child with Autism, Ms. Halter has a particular interest in representing children and their families affected by Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ms. Halter is dedicated to helping families navigate the school system and special education process, including seeking the successful integration and independence of children with special needs. Our Team routinely assists families of children with special needs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well Maryland and Delaware.
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