OHIO SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
All children have the right to a free and appropriate public education. Federal and state laws require school districts to find and identify children with disabilities. Parents can request that their child be evaluated, and schools must respond appropriately. Once children have been identified, the schools are required to determine if they are eligible for special education services, and if they are, to provide those services in an appropriate manner.
Our primary purpose in practicing school law is to help make sure that all of Ohio’s students have access to a quality education. We represent students, preschool through professional degrees.
Special education advocacy requires not only legal knowledge at the state and federal level, but an understanding of disabilities, educational theories and practices, and school environments. We are proud to offer the unique services of a parent/student advocate who can assist private and public school clients, negotiate initial and re-Evaluation Team Reports, initial and annual Independent Educational Programs (IEPs), 504s, and Independent Educational Evaluations.
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Special education representation may include:
- Special education meetings, mediation and hearings;
- Due process hearings;
- Review and negotiation of services included in an Individualized Education Program (IEP);
- Obtaining an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE);
- Review of Evaluation Team Reports (ETR) and Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE);
- Manifestation Determination Reviews (MDR);
- Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and behavior plans.