logo Ilene Young Law Offices
215 750-9500

special education lawyer, pennsylvania special education attorney  The Lofts at Oxford Valley   Suite 204  172 Middletown Blvd   Langhorne PA 19047
Representing families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania
family lawyer bucks county lawyer special needs in family law
xxSpecial Education Lawyer.net

thinking boy

Legal Services for Exceptional Children

  • Every child is entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education.
  • Special needs, exceptionalities or disabilities in no way diminish this right.
  • Each individual has the right to full participation in society.
  • This is the law.
   The times when parents are in need of assistance and counsel to best serve their children's interests are filled with uncertainty.  As a parent of children classified both special needs and gifted,  I know from personal experience the value of parent's achieving strength through knowledge.  To this end, my exceptional children practice aims to enable parents to effectively advocate for their own children, navigate the complexities of the legal and special education system, and obtain the services to which they are entitled and the security that comes from planning ahead.

  In special education, we can inform you of your rights and help you evaluate and plan your child's education plan.  We can assist you through the evaluation and implementation processes, accompanying you to hearings and, if necessry, through litigation. 

 In higher education we can help you lay the necessary groundwork to ensure appropriate supports for post-secondary school and beyond.

 In evaluation and assessment our familiarity with excellent local experts in all areas of disability, helps you find the best professional to assist you in attaining your specific goals.

 In life planning, we can assist you in evaluating your estate and funding options, retirement and special needs trusts, in preparing for the future of your adult child and your own peace of mind.

 Initial consultations of 30 minutes are at no cost to parents of special needs children.  These informational consultations are intended to help parents clearly assess their rights and options, and to move forward  with a better groundwork of legal knowledge.

 You might like to start by reading some of our decisions in recent cases, below and on the verdicts page.

Special Education Law 2010 Due Process Decisions

Pennsbury S.D.:  Parents are awarded compensatory education and tuition reimbursement due to District's failure to propose an appropriate private program and placement for the child.  Click to read the decision

Centennial S.D.:  Parents are awarded two full years of compensatory education and an independent evaluation due to the District's failure to identify and appropriately program for the child.  Clients prevailed on Section 504 and IDEA claims.   Click to read the decision

Philadelphia:  Parents are awarded two full years of compensatory education for denial of FAPE, where the student's program did not provide for adequate academic achievement.   Click to read the decision

All content in this web site is provided for informational purposes only.  Legal services described in this web site are personally provided by Ilene Young, Esquire and associates.   Ilene Young is  admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, ED PA Federal Court , and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.  Associate attorneys at the firm are licensed to practice in New Jersey and Maryland.  Nothing in this site may be relied upon as legal advice

New Telephone Seminars
phone  Free Tele-seminar for Parents:  What to expect in a due process hearing.
Click HERE for more information and to sign up for the seminar.
You are visiting our sister portal:  www.specialeducationlawyer.net

Education Law Articles

 Due Process Hearing  Representation
A hearing room can be an intimidating place to face alone.  To discuss  representation for your due process hearing, contact our office for a free 1/2 hour initial consultation with an attorney or advocate. Our office represents parents in special education matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Email or call 215-750-9500

These are just a few areas where we have successfully assisted clients:

IEPs, meetings and denials
IEE requests
Denials of eligibility identification
Assessments and obtaining qualified experts
Gifted education
Section 504
Discipline, suspension, expulsion
Zero Tolerance matters
Visa status
Home schooling
Charter schools
Medical disability issues
Due Process hearings
Resolution meetings
Private school placement
Tuition reimbursement
Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, SLD


Home Education Law Family Law Veterans Rights Recent Verdicts Articles

Contact Us