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Has anyone had to hire an attorney???

Posted by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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Im been stressed out lately with my son's school district..Quick run down:  My son is 3 1/2 and in CPSE in a ABA full day class...

 He recieved 10 hrs of ABA a week at home in EI but was terminated when he started CPSE.

My son constantly stims and scripts (echolaria- sorry if that is mispelled) all day cannot stay still for more than 3 minutes, drools consistently and has feeding issues  what he is learning at school is not really generalizing in the home.  I dont have the skills in ABA to really get through to him.  I have requested that the district provide an at home service in addition to his IEP but have been shot down twice. I have tried Advocates but it seems like none of them really wants to deal with my school district... Im conteplating with the idea of hiring an attorney...Anyone with experience of getting an attorney?  Was it successful for you?  Did it set you back financially?  Thanks for any input you can give me    

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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dawncs
by Dawn on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I recommend talking to your local Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), Autism Speaks (http://www.autism-speaks.org/), Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/), and TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/) to locate someone. It is pretty expensive to prove a case to continue a particular service at times which was discontinued. There was a ruling or federal law that stopped the school district from reimbursing legal expenses of the parents if they won a due process case. There is a strong case for regression on your part and observation, and I recommend fighting for extended year services for him. However, it can be done. You can learn more about Special Education and your rights at http://www.wrightslaw.com/.

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amonkeymom
by Amy on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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I've never had to do that, but it does sound like it's getting to that point with your situation.  (((hug)))

JJsMami511
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM


Quoting dawncs:

I recommend talking to your local Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), Autism Speaks (http://www.autism-speaks.org/), Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/), and TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/) to locate someone. It is pretty expensive to prove a case to continue a particular service at times which was discontinued. There was a ruling or federal law that stopped the school district from reimbursing legal expenses of the parents if they won a due process case. There is a strong case for regression on your part and observation, and I recommend fighting for extended year services for him. However, it can be done. You can learn more about Special Education and your rights at http://www.wrightslaw.com/.

Thanks so much for these resources...My son is actually a student of one of Arc preschools and they are even suggesting to me to get an attorney because of the difficulty of the school district...  I will try the other organizations..thank you again

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