A Passionate Advocate
For You & Your Child


If your child has special needs and is being denied his or her educational rights, I am here to help.

Education Advocacy

A Special Education Lawyer in New York plays the crucial role of Student Advocate, representing your child’s educational interests. I ensure that your child gets the instructional services he or she is entitled to. I advocate for children with challenges such as Autism, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and many others.

CSE and IEP’s

The Committee on Special Education (CSE) is responsible for ensuring children in need of special services are identified and assisted properly. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) documents the specific plan to achieve the educational goals for your child. A strong team and proper plan is critical.

Due Process Action

As a parent of a child with special needs, you have the right to file a Due Process Complaint and have a hearing in instances when a school has not provided your child with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). I will fight for the rights of your child, every step of the way.

Section 504 Plans

A proper 504 Plan ensures that a child who has a disability identified under the law receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success, such as:

  • Extra time for exams
  • Copies of classroom notes
  • Technological aids
  • Alternative test taking areas

How I Can Help Your Child

As both a Special Education Law attorney, and a parent of a child with an IEP, I understand how frustrating it can be for a parent to deal with Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), CSE meetings, administrators and teachers, evaluators and evaluations, disciplinary issues, reading problems, and all of the other challenges.

Is Your Child Eligible for Help?

To be eligible for special education services:

  • The child must have an identified disability
  • The disability must adversely (negatively) affect the child’s educational performance
  • The child must require a specially designed instructional program

Superintendent Hearings

The hearing is your child’s opportunity to present his side of the story so that all the information is provided so that a well-informed decision can be made.

I will help you prepare a strong defense for your child along with disciplinary alternatives.

New York State Special Education Law

About Scott

Scott_imageIn 2008 my youngest daughter was in first grade and we knew, as parents, the reading challenges she was facing had to be the result of something the school observers were missing. After she was properly evaluated and I began to understand that every student has a legal right to an appropriate education, my daughter was classified. With the help of a great school team, a proper IEP was formulated and she has been doing great ever since.

Throughout the process, I started talking to other parents about their issues with the school system and learning about their challenges. Having experienced it for myself and now hearing the plight of other parents, the issues and intricacies of education and school law started to become a great concern of mine.

I took joy in the experience of helping a child get the appropriate education they deserved. After going up against top prosecutors for my whole career, it felt good to take on a school district and win, ultimately changing the lives of both the child and parents. So I committed myself to the practice of Special Education Law and have been passionately fighting for this cause and successfully helping my clients get the appropriate services, placements and modifications that they deserve.

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