Providence Education Attorney

Every parent wants what is best for his or her child. Doing what is best may be difficult if the child has specific learning needs. This is why it may be particularly frustrating to learn that the school your child attends has denied educational accommodations and is unwilling to provide services that can maximize the educational benefits your child receives.

There are steps that you can take when problems arise concerning the manner in which your child is educated. State and federal law require that schools make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of every child who attends his or her school. If you feel that this is not taking place, the Providence law offices of Asquith & Mahoney, PC, can work with you to make certain your child receives the education he or she deserves.

The Individualized Education Plan

Schools will often hold what are called Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings where you as parents meet with school officials and put together an IEP concerning how your child should be educated. Unfortunately, the outcome of these IEP meetings may not always be satisfactory.

Though schools are required to dedicate resources to helping children with special needs, these institutions will sometimes fail to do so by claiming they lack the funding to take such steps. Schools may also deny that any special accommodations are necessary. In such a situation, a due process hearing will then take place to make determinations as to what to do next.

Education attorneys Jack Mahoney, Denise Myers and John Mahoney have had extensive experience in helping parents through the IEP process while also representing them at all meetings and hearings when a special education dispute arises. These attorneys have extensive knowledge of Rhode Island education law, allowing for them to be zealous advocates for you. Besides providing guidance and advice while preparing the necessary paperwork, they can pursue this matter through the various appeals process, including the court system if necessary.

Contact Our Education Law Attorneys

If you are the parent of a child with specific education needs that are not being met or are involved in IEP disputes, you can arrange for an initial consultation with our lawyers by calling 401-331-5353.