Special Education Law, IEPs And Section 504

When a child has a disabling mental or physical impairment, the condition can have an adverse impact on the student's right to receive a free and appropriate education. We often work with parents who have become frustrated in battling with school officials over accommodations for a disability or the system's failure to evaluate a child for an individualized education program to allow the student to obtain a meaningful education.

Comprehensive Experience In Special Education Matters

The attorneys at the Law Office of Meagan Nuñez have worked as educators as well as staunch advocates as special education lawyers. Our unique set of skills in special education law is a clear strength of the firm. When you arrange a free initial consultation with us, you will quickly learn that our top priority is in helping your child obtain the appropriate educational program to serve your child's individual needs.

We help parents understand the rights of their child to a free and appropriate education in San Diego area schools. Federal and California laws offer opportunities for students with disabilities — we are here to help you assert your child's rights.

When a school improperly denies a reasonable accommodation to a student to allow the child to attend class, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is implicated. A child may have only a written 504 plan in place to accommodate a disability when an individualized education program is needed for the student to receive a meaningful educational experience in school. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires school officials to provide a meaningful education for children with disabilities, which includes a tailored educational program and related services.

If your child needs an individualized education program to receive a meaningful opportunity to learn, we are here to help every step of the way. An IEP cannot be started without a proper referral and assessment. You need to understand the eligibility requirements for special education, the vast spectrum of placement options available, the meaning of the least restrictive environment and your rights in crafting an individualized education program.

Our dedicated lawyers will help you understand the differences between reasonable accommodations and an IEP for special needs students. We also have substantial experience in special education litigation.

Contact Lawyers Who Focus On Helping Children Obtain A Proper Education

To learn how the depth and breadth of our knowledge and experience with special education and disability matters can benefit your child's educational future, send us a message using the online contact form or call 619-757-1290.