In an ideal world, parents, educators, and other professionals would always be able to work cooperatively with each other to ensure that the child’s best interests are being served. And indeed, this often occurs. But sometimes an attorney can be helpful if you get stuck in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, if there is a dispute, or if you need to file for due process. An attorney can also help you review the IEP document and other forms. After you have found an attorney, ask for a case evaluation.
Ideally, parents, educators, and other professionals would be able to work together without acrimony or conflict to develop and carry out the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Unfortunately, sometimes ignoring problems for the sake of harmonious communication isn’t always best for the child. When you feel that your child’s best interests are not being served, it’s time to consider due process. Due process is a means of resolving disputes with the school district. The entire procedure can be rather overwhelming; use the following FAQs to develop an understanding of the basics.