Education Law Specialists Practicing in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
These are summaries of some recent cases that we have worked on, in no particular order:
A profoundly deaf high school senior whose school district sought to force her to accept her diploma and complete her publicly funded education. With the support of an expert in deaf education, we maintained that the school district had not provided her with appropriate instruction in literacy and communication for several years, and that our client was entitled to compensatory education in addition to continued eligibility for a much improved educational program.
A 15 year old student with a severe reading disability and an emotional disability. We advocated for a specialized reading program, placement in a private school and compensatory education.
A 13 year old nonverbal girl with intellectual disability and cerebral palsy who is confined to a wheel chair. Her parents had placed her in a specialized private school and were seeking to have the school district reimburse them for tuition and related expenses. We represented the parents in their claim for tuition reimbursement on the basis of the student having failed to have made meaningful educational progress in the public school system and the inability of the school district to offer her an appropriately individualized alternative/augmentative communication system.
A fifteen year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome whose parents sought residential placement in order to address their son’s severe social skill deficits.
An autistic young adult who was still of school age and who had severe behavioral deficits and had not made measurable progress in several years and was living in isolation due to his aggressive behaviors. His parents/guardians sought compensatory education and placement in an out of state residential program that specializes in behavior modification.
A fifth grade boy in a suburban school district with a high IQ who, due to a language based reading disability, was reading several years below grade level and beginning to dislike school. His parents sought to have the school district provide an independent reading teacher at school who specializes in teaching dyslexic children to read, along with reimbursement of their past payments for private tutors.