As I understand it, Special Education is provided from the ages of 3 to 21, and I am aware that after this ages it is difficult to have continuing care/education. Why is it that the system requires parents to sue the state to be able to get this provision? How does that work? Doesn't this also financially exclude certain families?
Also, If the Federal government put through the legislation for FAPE, IDEA and CRIPA, how much of a problem is it that state laws can deviate from this and still exclude students with disabilities? It seems almost contradictory that these necessary and positive laws have been passed but that there are still loop holes for discrimination...
1. What inspired you to become a Special Education Lawyer?
2. If I had a child and suspected a learning disability what are the exact steps (in simplest terms) that I would need to follow to get the best possible services for that child.
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