". . . To the parents fighting school districts to stop bullying and let us stay in mainstream classrooms to have the opportunity to learn the same things as "normal kids," don't give up on us now. . . Just like all the other civil rights movements . . .We need you to help fight for our rights." Carly Fulgham, Autism Society Ventura County’s first board president with an autism diagnosis.
Appropriate services and accommodations are key to a child's ability to receive a public education. The law recognizes this need, and provides extensive rights to children. School District's enlist expensive law firms to defend against disabled children's claims for those services.
Because of the terms of payment for school districts' law firms, their attorneys are generally motivated to encourage school districts to litigate against families as long as possible - even when the services sought for your child are easy to provide, inexpensive, or even free of charge to the school district.
If you have a child who requires accommodations to receive a public education, you need legal representation to safeguard your child's rights.
The Law Office of Andréa Marcus, APC, advocates for children's civil rights, special education andrelated personal injury claims, through its representation of families, and teachers who have been retaliated against for advocating for children. The Law Office of Andréa Marcus works to compel public agencies toprovide children the support and services they are entitled to so they can enjoy their right to "live in the world." See, "The Right to Live in the World: The Disabled in the Law of Torts," JacobusTenBroek, California Law Review Vol. 54, No. 2, May, 1966. "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted." - Garrison Keillor
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