Educational Advocacy

Have an upcoming IEP meeting?  Take a break from polishing your armor and give us a call.

Leora Feinberg is our educational advocacy specialist.  Having a special needs child herself, Leora understands the battles involving special education.

 

IEP Meeting on the Horizon?

Before you pack your voodoo dolls, truth serum, and holy water…take a minute to read what we think and how we can help.

Watching your child fail in school socially or academically is a challenge a lot parents are unfortunately dealing with. While you are not alone, it is up to you to make certain that your child is properly advocated for.

Pro-parents; pro-child. The school is not always right.

While we have respect for so many amazing educators and support an amicable relationship between school and family, we also realize that parents are not always heard and children are not always understood.

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

-Michael J. Fox

Are you being bullied by a school district? Is your child having issues on the playground, bus, lunchtime or other unstructured school times? Is each day met with tearful anxiety? We can help. Below are some common issues you may be struggling with:

  • My child needs services that they are not receiving.
  • My child needs some support in certain areas or at certain times of the day.
  • My child cannot sit still and he/she keeps getting in trouble at school and I don’t believe my child should be disciplined for something she/he cannot control.
  • What is the difference between an IEP and 504 plan?
  • My child is being removed from the classroom, so how can he/she learn?
  • What is a BIP?
  • The school is insisting on a self-contained classroom and I do not believe that is the least restrictive environment for my child, what do I do?

“I am able to understand what it means to be a parent who has dreaded IEP meetings. I have been on the receiving end of a district that doesn’t ‘get’ my child. I want to help you not only as an advocate but as a parent.” says Leora Feinberg Nye Law Group, Ltd. Senior Paralegal, educational advocate and parent of two special needs children.