Get The Right Special Education Resources For Your Child
If your child has a disability, getting them the educational services they need can be a difficult process. In practice, the process of developing an appropriate Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be a complicated and frustrating process. If you are a parent with a special needs child, one of the best resources you can have is an experienced, dedicated lawyer who can pursue the right resources for your child.
At Griffin Newell, LLC, we focus on helping parents and their kids get the educational resources they need. Attorney Kathryn Newell understands the nuances of the laws regulating education in Colorado. She takes a personalized approach with each client and is dedicated to finding solutions. Although Griffin Newell, LLC is located in Denver, we are able to help families throughout Colorado.
Helping You Navigate A Complicated Landscape
Our firm represents parents in a range of special education law matters that include:
- Eligibility for Special Education: In general, school districts must proactively identify and refer for evaluation children who are suspected of having a disability and being in need of special education. This legal obligation is commonly referred to a “Child Find”. We can help ensure that a school district meets its obligations regarding your child’s eligibility for special education.
- Development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP): In many cases, when parents are having difficulties developing the right IEP with a school district, having an attorney present can make a difference. We can help you work with the school district to create an IEP that meets your child’s needs.
- Participation Rights: Parents have the right to be part of their children’s special education planning. There are many important procedural protections for parents under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We can help you assert your rights and ensure that you voice is heard.
- Compensatory Services: If your child has not been provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) they may be entitled to compensatory services. We work to make sure that denials of FAPE are remedied.
Children with disabilities often face challenges in school. Hopefully parents and school districts can resolve issues that arise, but some problems are difficult to fix. When that happens, we can help.