Protecting Students’ Rights
At Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP, our experienced education lawyers strive to ensure that your child is receiving the education that he or she deserves. Whether it be fighting to obtain an individualized education plan (IEP) for your child, or making sure your child is free from unwarranted harassment and punishment, our firm is well-practiced in protecting students’ rights and will be by your side every step of the way.
Protecting Students’ Rights | Education Law
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children with conditions such as learning disabilities, health impairments, and autism are qualified to receive special services to aid in their education. When an IEP is drafted for a child with a disability or impairment covered by IDEA, the child’s school is mandated to provide her or him with all necessary accommodations in the least restrictive educational environment possible. If a school refuses to provide these accommodations, it may lose its federal funding, so the consequences for failure to offer Free Appropriate Public Education are significant.
Protecting Students’ Rights | Bullying
The stigma against bullying, which has long been a negative component of the social microcosm in schools, has grown in recent decades in the wake of increases in violence and suicide. Bullying can appear in many forms, such as gossip, cyberbullying, physical aggression, and prejudicial comments and actions. If your child is bullied, and her or his school’s teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and other faculty members fail to effectively solve or even address the issue, legal action may be required.
Protecting Students’ Rights | Contact Us
We know that education is of the utmost importance and nothing should stand between your child and a comfortable learning environment. Contact our office today if you need legal assistance with any aspect of education law. Our firm also offers free initial consultations. Let our experience work for you.