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Special Education Advocacy


Sometimes parents and school districts don't agree about what services and programs a student with a disability requires in order to make educational progress. We can help you navigate through the educational planning process.

  • securing an independent educational evaluation

  • obtaining classification of your child as a student with a disability

  • advocating for your child at an IEP meeting

  • securing an appropriate educational setting

  • obtaining appropriate educational services, such as physical therapy, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, counseling, hearing services, etc.

  • obtaining appropriate educational accommodations for your child

  • securing a "Nickerson letter" (NYC residents)

  • securing appropriate transportation services

  • obtaining an appropriate waiver of immunication requirements

  • obtaining a Section 504 plan

  • securing funding for an appropriate non-public school program

  • representing your child at a suspension hearing



A guardian can be either a person or an agency, who is appointed by the court to make decisions for an individual who is unable to make those decisions on his/her own (the "ward"). A guardian does not have to be a parent or a relative, although it can be. 



Guardianship of the person - an individual appointed to make decisions regarding the health, education, and welfare of a ward.



Guardianship of the property - an individual appointed to make decisions about finances of a ward as directed by the judge.



Guardianship of the person and property - an individual appointed to make decisions regarding health, education, welfare and finances.



Guardian ad litem - an individual appointed by the court to act for the person during a court case when that individual cannot defend themselves or protect their own interests. 





"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

                                                   -Nelson Mandela

Special Needs Trusts

136 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor

New York, New York 10016

81A New Street

Huntington, New York 11743

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