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Representation at IEP Meetings

Eligible Pennsylvania students are entitled to a Free, Appropriate Public Education. Even though all children learn differently, most students’ learning needs largely can be met in the regular classroom without support. Some children, however, have learning needs that are different enough that they require an IEP, or individualized educational plan.

Public school districts are required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to develop an individualized educational plan for every child who qualifies. The IEP lawyers at Jacobson & John LLP, known as The Education Lawyers can help ensure that students and their families receive all of the services to which they are entitled.

Who Qualifies for an IEP?

The law specifies 13 disabilities that qualify a child for an IEP:

  • Autism
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

IEP Attorneys Strengthen Your Case

Advocating for the creation of and adherence to an IEP, however, can be challenging, and families and school districts often disagree over whether a child’s disabilities are severe enough to warrant the implementation of an IEP. Even if the school district agrees on the necessity of an IEP, a district that is facing financial pressures or other factors that strain its special education resources may attempt to argue for a level of services that is inappropriate to a child’s needs.

Our team of disability education lawyers can consult with a student’s family before, during, and after any communications or interactions with the school regarding the formation or modification of an IEP, including joining them at IEP meetings.

Our Special Education Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Jacobson & John attorneys are available to meet with you in Doylestown, Scranton, Reading, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA.

The firm’s special education lawyers represent families in school districts throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The following counties represent most of our cases in the eastern part of the state, however, we can and do go beyond these counties on a case by case basis: Adams County, Berks County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Franklin County, Juniata County, Mifflin County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, Wayne County, Wyoming County, York County.

Examples of our client’s school districts include: Abington Heights School District, Abington School District, Agora Cyber Charter School, Avon Grove School District, Bensalem Township School District, Berks County Intermediate Unit, Boyertown School District, Bristol Borough School District, Bristol Township School District, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Centennial School District, Central Bucks School District, Central Dauphin School District, Central York School District, Chester County Intermediate Unit, Coatesville Area School District, Collegium Charter School, Commonwealth Connections Academy, Council Rock School District, Crestwood School District, Cumberland Valley School District, Daniel Boone Area School District, Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Derry Township School District, Downingtown Area School District, Dunmore School District, East Penn School District, Eastern Lancaster County School District, Eastern Lebanon County School District, Exeter Township School District, Fleetwood School District, Great Valley School District, Hamburg Area School District, Hatboro, Horsham School District, Haverford Township School District, Jersey Shore School District, Jim Thorpe School District, Kennett Square Consolidated School District, Keystone Central School District, Kutztown Area School District, Lakeland School District, Lebanon School District, Lower Merion School District, Lower Moreland School District, Methacton School District, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Muhlenberg School District, Nazareth Area School District, Neshaminy School District, New Hope Solebury School District, Norristown Area School District, North Penn School District, Northeastern Intermediate Unit, Northern Lehigh School District, Old Forge School District, Oley Valley School District, Olney Charter School, Owen J. Roberts School District, Oxford Area School District, PA Cyber Charter School, Palisades School District, Panther Valley School District, Parkland School District, Penn Delco School District, Pennridge School District, Pennsbury School District, People for People Charter School, Perkiomen Valley School District, Philadelphia School District (aka: School District of Philadelphia), Phoenixville Area School District, Pottstown School District, Quakertown Community School District, Radnor Township School District, Reading School District, Richland School District, Ridley School District, Saucon Valley School District, Schuylkill Valley School District, Scranton City School District, Scranton School District, Souderton Area School District, Spring-Ford Area School District, Springfield Township School District, Susquehanna Township School District, Tamaqua Area School District, Tredyffrin Easttown School District, Tulpehocken Area School District, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Upper Darby School District, Upper Dublin School District, Upper Merion Area School District, Upper Perkiomen School District, Wallingford – Swarthmore School District, West Branch School District, West Chester Area School District, West Perry School District, West Shore School District, Wilkes-Barre School District, Wilson School District, Wissahickon School District, Wyoming Valley West School District, Wyomissing Area School District, Young Scholars Charter School.

 




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