Special Education Rights

When your special needs child is not receiving the proper care in school, it is important to fight to ensure your child is treated appropriately and provided access to the proper resources. The attorneys at Steele Schneider, Attorneys At Law, have extensive experience successfully fighting for the rights of special education students in the Pennsylvania school system.

Advocates for Child Education Rights

The Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees an education to children dealing with a wide variety of disabilities such as:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Deafness or hearing impairment
  • Speech or language impairments
  • Blindness and visual impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and other behavioral disabilities
  • Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Other health impairments (OHI), a broad category that covers a wide range of physical impairments that may affect a child's educational performance

Schools have special systems for working with children with disabilities. These systems involve meetings, methods, qualifications and special terminologies such as Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Positive Behavioral Support Plan (PBSP), Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA), Manifestation Determination and special education Due Process hearing decisions. Each one of these things can have a serious impact on the quality and availability of educational resources provided to your children. Whatever special education problem you may be facing, we encourage you to contact us to discuss it. We are here to help.

You Are Not Alone

Because your child's future is at stake, it is natural to want to be involved in both the educational and the legal process. Our attorneys welcome and encourage client participation. As a firm, we are committed to taking the time to explain the legal process and answer any questions that may come up along the way. We have many years of experience helping parents protect the right of their children to a free and appropriate education while working with the school system to address and resolve issues and disputes. When necessary, we will aggressively defend your rights in a court of law.

Experienced Special Education Advocates in Pittsburgh

Steele Schneider, Attorneys At Law, represents clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Contact us at 412-235-7682 to arrange a free initial consultation with experienced Pittsburgh lawyers for parent rights in special education.