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When Should I Consider Hiring a Special Education Attorney? September 20, 2017

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When Should I Consider Hiring a Special Education Attorney?, Boston, Massachusetts

If you have a child with special needs, your role as a parent includes advocating for their education. When you are not satisfied with the quality of your child’s lesson plans or the attention they receive from teachers, taking on the school district might seem intimidating, but you do not have to do so alone. A special education law attorney will serve as your legal ally when it comes to advocating for your child at school. 

3 Scenarios That Call for a Special Education Attorney

1. Facing a Complicated Dispute

Parents have the right to review their child’s individualized education program (IEP), and they can work with school administrators to make modifications if it is obvious their kid is not thriving. Depending on the updates you want to make to their IEP, your case may be fairly straightforward or incredibly complex. For example, minor changes in the curriculum are easy, but changing their placement or requesting additional services is challenging and would likely benefit from hiring an attorney.   

2. A Single Parent

attorneyThe challenges of raising a child with special needs are multiplied exponentially for single parents. If you are doing so alone, you do not have to go up against their school district on your own too. An attorney will help when disputes arise and develop the case to save you time and energy, so you can focus on being present for your kid.

3. Not Confident in Your Negotiating Skills

Lawyers are professional negotiators, and when your child’s education is in question, there is a lot at stake. The more passionate and personally invested you are in the cause, the harder it can be to get your ideas across without being too emotional. However, you can rely on your lawyer to remain calm, cool, and collected during all negotiations.


If you’re having issues with your child’s education, turn to the Law Offices of Robert E. Badger in Boston, MA. The compassionate attorney will help you determine the best way to proceed and fight for your little one’s best interests. To learn more about the firm’s background in special education advocacy, visit their website, and call (617) 963-3599 to schedule an initial consultation today.

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