Rightful Support For Children With Special Needs
Students with special educational needs have the right to certain types of support in order to succeed and thrive in a school environment. At Bristle Law, we know how to defend and protect the rights of children with special needs in schools. Our lawyers provide the support and guidance Northern Virginia parents need to shield the interests of their children.
The goal of our Northern Virginia education law attorneys is to advocate for the best interests of the child above all else. Whether your child needs physical support, special needs testing, specific types of accommodations and assistance, or an IEP, we will fight to ensure that he or she gets what is necessary for their success at school. We serve families and children throughout the Northern Virginia area.
What Does Your Child Need To Succeed?
Many children who have special needs have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP should outline the types of support your child needs, goals for your child and how to support your child to successfully achieve those goals. Each IEP is different, and the details will depend on the specific mental, emotional and physical needs of the individual student. Some of the things that an IEP may include are:
- Extra time to complete tests and timed assignments
- Opportunities to make up assignments missed
- Provision of speech or occupational therapy
- One-on-one assistance within the classroom
There are state and federal laws in place that protect the interests of students who need extra support for special needs issues and may not be able to speak for themselves. As a parent, you have the right to fight on behalf of your child, seek enforcement of the law and take on a Virginia school system for unfair treatment.