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IEP Disputes

Posternock Apell, PC’s special education attorneys can help with IEP and Section 504 Plan disputes in New Jersey.

Here at Posternock Apell, PC, we assist families in securing appropriate special education services for their disabled children using a collaborative and student-centered approach. Our goal is to resolve special education disputes as efficiently as possible, with the ultimate goal of improving IEP team communication and making sure an appropriate, truly individualized special education program is developed and implemented.

Children with disabilities are protected by federal and state law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and may have a right of action against the school district for failure to provide an adequate program that is tailored to their needs. Our team can assist you in deciding whether you need a special education attorney. If you do, we can provide legal consultation about how best to proceed in your case, whether through new communication with your school’s team, requesting mediation, filing a state or federal complaint, or requesting a state special education hearing.

If you need assistance with an IEP or Section 504 plan concern in New Jersey, or with simply obtaining an evaluation for your child, the experienced special education lawyers at Posternock Apell, PC can help. Contact us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If we can’t help with your special education concerns, we will make every effort to connect you with someone who can.

What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

Under federal law, students with disabilities and a need for special education are entitled to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is tailored to their individual needs.

Posternock Apell PC’s special education attorneys can help with IEP and Section 504 Plan disputes:

There are a number of factors that commonly give rise to an IEP dispute in New Jersey, including the following:

  • Child is denied an initial evaluation for special education eligibility;
  • Child’s disability has not been sufficiently evaluated or identified;
  • IEP is not individualized or does not provide sufficient support;
  • Parents and school district do not agree on location of child’s educational placement;
  • Parents seeks an out of districts education program for the student;
  • Student’s medical needs are not being properly accommodated in school;
  • Student age 14 and over does not have a sufficient Transition Plan to prepare for post-graduation;
  • Student’s progress is not properly evaluated and monitored;
  • Parent seeks an Independent Education Evaluation (IEE);
  • Child is making slower progress than expected.

Our experienced special education attorneys can assist with all of these types of challenges. Call us today for a thorough, free, confidential consultation.

Request a free consultation with our experienced New Jersey special education team of attorneys and consultants.

Here at Posternock Apell, PC, our attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience representing clients in a range of litigation, including disputes that involve education and special needs issues. We are deeply committed to the provision of legal support through the lifetime of a special needs dispute — not just a singular event, but at every stage of your child’s educational career — and we utilize a comprehensive set of legal advocacy tools, from collaborating with experts to develop a more appropriate IEP, to negotiating a favorable resolution in mediation. We always strive to secure positive results for our clients.