Every child has the right to a free and appropriate public education. Unfortunately for children with disabilities this can be very challenging, and at times, out of reach. If a child does not receive the environment necessary to flourish in the classroom, they are automatically at a disadvantage. Whether your son or daughter has a disability or is facing disciplinary action, an experienced education lawyer can make sure the system is working for you, not against you. At the law offices of Stenger, Roberts, Davis and Diamond, we protect the rights of students throughout the Hudson valley area.
Education Lawyers of The Hudson Valley
With a diverse education law practice, our attorneys represent students and their families at CSE (committee on special education) meetings, due process meetings, disciplinary hearings, manifestation hearings and in the courts. SRDD Law advocate for your child to ensure he/she receives an appropriate education in a healthy and safe environment.
When it comes to special education law, our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of students. We never represent schools.
There are also cases where disciplinary concerns and special education concerns go hand in hand. We have the experience and resources to handle manifestation review determinations, which determine whether disability and behavioral issues are related.
Special Education Law in Dutchess County
Every day, children with special needs face unique and difficult challenges. These challenges are amplified when a special needs child enters school. SRDD Law has experience in identifying problems, proposing solutions, and negotiating those solutions to protect children with special needs.
Often, parents do not know where to turn, or what services are available. We have helped students with special needs including:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
- Dyslexia, Tourette Syndrome
- Personality Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Depression/ Anxiety…
We will meet with you and your child to discuss your child’s needs and will work collaboratively with you and the school system to help develop an educational program for your child that can include special education services, extracurricular activities, sports, and other related services. In the rare case that an agreement cannot be reached, we are equipped to pursue mediation, due process and litigation to protect your child’s rights and obtain an appropriate program for him/her.
“…every child should have the chance to meet challenging objectives”
Chief Justice Roberts Endrew F. ex rel. Joseph F. v. Douglas Cnty. Sch. Dist. RE-1, 137 S. Ct. (2017).