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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act recognizes that autism can adversely impact a child’s educational performance. Disorders in the spectrum significantly affect a child’s verbal and nonverbal skills, as well as their overall experiences in social interaction. Children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) vary widely in their abilities. Characteristics and behaviors among children range from fairly mild to severe.

Children with ASD are frequently provided with different levels of special education services. Children diagnosed with high-functioning autism frequently face challenges in obtaining special needs services. Many parents of students with ASD grow frustrated, or feel helpless in battling with school officials in an effort to obtain services to help their children gain meaningful access to all aspects of a free and appropriate education, including both academic and social facets of the school environment.

Effective Special Education Attorneys For Your Child

Individual education programs are critical tools in improving the educational experience of children with disabilities. The attorneys at the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle in Lynnfield are passionate about helping parents navigate the complex array of special education laws to provide children with disabilities with access to the free and appropriate education they are entitled to receive.

Children with ASD may qualify for special education services that set appropriate benchmarks to track academic performance. However, a student with good grades may also qualify for services to improve the social experience that is vital to meaningful academic and social progress in the school environment. Massachusetts remains at the forefront in recognizing the adverse impact that school bullying can have on the academic experience. We provide parents with comprehensive advocacy to ensure children with special needs receive the appropriate special education services to obtain a meaningful education. It is part of our job to ensure schools have a clear understanding of the fact a child with a disability might be more susceptible to bullying.

Arrange A Free Initial Consultation With A Caring Lawyer

To learn more about your rights and options, call Colonna & Doyle in Lynnfield at 781-667-2658 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout the North Shore, including the communities of Greater Boston, Burlington, Peabody and Woburn.

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