Understanding what your child needs from his or her school is an important first step in improving their academic performance. All too often, parents may not fully understand what services their child may be entitled to receive from their public or private school, or how to ensure that those services are made available to their child.
Our Director of Advocacy Services, Susan Yellin, Esq., will work with the families of students we assess, providing information and guidance about rights and procedures under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 (of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Many families find that understanding their child’s rights and learning the terminology and procedures used by their school can make an enormous difference in their effectiveness as their child’s advocate. Where appropriate, Mrs. Yellin can refer families to skilled attorneys in their area or provide full legal representation to some New York families.