The California public school system entitles every student to a free and appropriate education. If a child has a physical or mental condition that impedes their ability to thrive in school, the state provides resources to accommodate and support that child. These special education laws are designed to help every student achieve full potential in an academic setting.
If your child lives with a disability and is struggling in school, you can request an evaluation to determine whether the child qualifies for an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Eligible students are entitled to a tailored education plan to accommodate their needs so that they can function in a mainstream classroom. Sadly, many parents whose children qualify for IEPs have been denied, which is why it’s best to seek legal guidance and counsel from a special education law attorney.
Special education laws cover various disabilities
Many physical or mental health conditions would qualify a student for an IEP. Some examples include:
- Being hard of hearing
- Processing disorders
- Traumatic brain injury
- Orthopedic impairment
Many other conditions create eligibility for an IEP as well. The idea is to work with your child’s teachers, as well as a local education representative and others to determine your child’s specific needs, set goals and craft a specific plan that includes resources and services to improve his or her educational experience.
Protecting children’s rights and best interests
At The Law Office of Meagan Nuñez, in California, you can connect with an experienced legal team that is well-versed in special education laws. By scheduling a free consultation, you can take the first steps toward building a strong support network for your family. Every child deserves a meaningful education, and having an experienced advocate on your side can help you protect your child’s rights and best interests.