Get The Special Education Services Your Child Needs

Special education law derives from both federal and state statutes and associated regulations. The purpose of these laws and regulations is to provide eligible children with disabilities access to a free and appropriate public education that includes special education and related services. Children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 who are eligible for special education services are entitled to receive meaningful access to a public education, and that access is assured through related services.

If you have concerns that your child is not receiving the services he or she needs, the lawyers at the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle are here to provide counsel and staunch advocacy on your behalf. Our goal is to help you ensure your child is experiencing the whole school environment while receiving the appropriate service to do so.

Assistance When You Need It

To assist you in the sometimes confusing and overwhelming aspects of the special education laws, we offer the following:

  • Communication with school districts
  • Organizing and obtaining school records
  • Referrals to experienced educational consultants
  • Advocacy
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) drafting
  • Out of district placements
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Assistance with Program Quality Assurance and Office for Civil Rights Complaints
  • Section 504 plans

Some common areas of concern parents struggle with in special education matters include:

  • Children with dyslexia: It can be difficult for children with a reading disorder to keep pace academically with other students.
  • Students with autism spectrum disorders: Autism spectrum disorders present difficult challenges for children throughout the school environment.

  • Children with physical or emotional disabilities: Anti-discrimination and special education laws require schools provide children with physical or emotional disabilities with full access to a meaningful education.
  • Massachusetts anti-bullying protection: Schools are required to determine if a child on an IEP is vulnerable to teasing, harassment or bullying. If so, the IEP needs to properly address the issue to protect the child.

Contact A Dedicated Special Education Lawyer Serving Metro Boston And The North Shore

If you have any questions, we urge you to contact a trusted special education law attorney at the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle. Call us in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, at 781-667-2658 or request a consultation using the online form.

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View Our Case Results:

Workers’ Compensation And Third Party Claim Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear.

Combined settlement $247,218.78

Car Accident Injury: Disc Herniation
Settlement $99,000.00

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Settlement $50,000.00

Slip and Fall Accident Injury: left humeral shaft fracture
Settlement $85,000.00

Worker’s Compensation Injury: Emotional Distress

Slip & Fall Accident

Industrial Accident, Third Party Settlement and Social Security Disability Claim
$45,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Industrial Accident

Industrial Accident and Third Party Claim
$150,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation Settlement
$100,000.00 – Third Party Settlement

Slip & Fall Defective Steps

Work Related Injury

Pharmaceutical Error: Improperly mixed medication, 4 month old baby

Liquor Liability: Dram Shop

Wrongful Death: Automobile Accident

Out of State: Motorcycle Crash resulting in Amputation

Medical Malpractice Claim

Social Host Liability: Dram Shop: Automobile Accident

Motor Vehicle Accident: Truck Accident on Route 93

Motor Vehicle Accident: Spinal Fusion

Wrongful Death: Pedestrian (decedent) dropped off by a bus in a non-designated area

Industrial Accident / Workers’ Compensation

Industrial Accident / Workers’ Compensation

Motor Vehicle Accident: Torn Rotator Cuff

Car Accident in Malden, Massachusetts

Slip and Fall: Due to a defect or want of repair in a parking lot

Scalia v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

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