The Law Office of Richard J. Murphy, PLC is committed to providing assistance to children with special needs as well as their parents and families in special education matters.
We can help make sure that the school district is complying with Federal and State laws governing education and help make sure your rights are protected.
State and Federal laws provide significant protections to ensure that children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education, sometimes called a FAPE.
If your child has a qualifying disability that affects his or her ability to learn, both you and your child have the right to make sure that the school district designs and delivers a program individualized based on your child's needs.
Parents are essential members of any team deciding on the needs of your child and the services offered.
"I would highly recommend Richard if you have a child with special needs and need to make sure they are receiving the services they deserve."
Special Education Law and News
If your child has a disability that is affecting his or her ability to learn in school, he or she may be entitled to special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA) and/or accommodations under various antidiscrimination laws.
Please read the firm's blog and postings about cases affecting your rights and stories that might be of interest to students with disabilities and their families.
We can assist with any concern you might have concern your child's educational rights and remedies including:
Evaluation for Special Education eligibility
Independent Education Evaluation (at public expense)
Private School Placement at public expense
Due Process Hearings
Division of Developmental Disabilities Benefits