If a California school district denies accommodation to a student with special needs, the student’s parents or a guardian may turn to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to protect the child’s rights. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act also requires school officials to provide quality education to children with special needs. For a specific child to have an opportunity to achieve his or her full potential, accommodation is often needed.
Parents must first obtain an assessment and referral for their children to qualify for an individualized education program (IEP). A primary goal should always be to design an IEP in the least restrictive manner possible. Parents whose children have been denied a free and appropriate education have laws on their side to protect a child’s best interests. Throughout the state and across the country, tens of thousands of children with special needs can attend mainstream classes because of special education laws and resources.
Does your child need a legal advocate?
It can be scary and stressful to go up against a California school district to fight for a child’s right to a free and appropriate education, especially when the child in question has special needs. Parents can alleviate stress by hiring an attorney who is well-versed in education laws to speak and act on their behalf in court. An attorney can explain legal phrases such as “reasonable accommodations” or “placement options,” which may have an impact on a particular case. With a thorough review of your case, you can determine what the central focus should be and what steps to take to ensure that your child is being provided for in the classroom.
By scheduling a consultation at The Law Office of Meagan Nuñez, in California, you can get to work building a case that will ensure that your child receives a quality education in a manner that enables him or her to thrive. Having a legal team by your side ensures that every education law that is relevant to your case is applied and enforced as necessary. It can be emotionally distressing for parents to deal with an IEP denial or other issues that are affecting a child’s ability to excel in school. With a legal advocate to help you navigate the system, you can be assured of obtaining the best outcome possible. No child in California or beyond should be denied the resources he or she needs to receive a quality education.