Tuition Reimbursement Lawyers in New York City
The tuition reimbursement lawyer in New York at the Law Offices of Lloyd Donders may be able to help you receive tuition reimbursement if your child’s school or school district is unable to provide a free appropriate public education in accordance with your child’s special needs. If you had to place your child in a private school or hire a tutor or other support for your child because your child wasn’t receiving these services in school, you and your family might be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement. If your child has an IEP in place, but the school isn’t able to provide services listed in your child’s IEP, you may be able to get tuition reimbursement to send your child to an appropriate private school. If you can show that the IEP provided by the public school was not appropriate and didn’t properly serve your child’s needs, and you had to place your child in private school in order to ensure your child received the services he or she needed, you may be able to seek tuition reimbursement. If you tried to work with the school district so that the school district could provide an appropriate education for your child, but the school and district weren’t able to provide your child with an appropriate education, you may also be able to receive tuition reimbursement.
The tuition reimbursement law firm at the Law Offices of Lloyd Donders in New York may be able to assist you and your family if your child wasn’t able to receive a free appropriate public education through his or her school or school district. Reach out to our lawyers today to learn more. We may be able to help.
How Can I Get My School District to Pay for Private School?
Private school tuition can often be expensive. However, this added cost often comes along with more personalized instruction, specialized and specially-trained teachers and staff, and smaller class sizes. If your child has a disability and you have elected to place him or her in private school, you may, in some special cases, have the right to get your school district to reimburse or pay for private school. How is this possible?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. School districts are required to identify children with disabilities and develop an IEP or individualized education program for these children. If the school or district doesn’t have the resources to provide a free and appropriate public education or if the school failed to identify that your child needed an IEP to be properly educated, you may have the right to seek tuition reimbursement.
In some cases, when a child with a disability receives an IEP, the school or district may determine that it doesn’t have the services for the child and offer to pay for the child’s private tuition. In other cases, parents may place their child in a private school and then petition for tuition reimbursement through due process hearings.
Have you placed your child in private school and are wondering whether you may be eligible to have the school district pay for private tuition? Are you having trouble getting an IEP for your child, or do you disagree with the IEP in place and are considering enrolling your child in private school? Are you having trouble working with your child’s school district to ensure your child receives a free appropriate public education? In each of these scenarios, you may have the right to seek tuition reimbursement from the school district. Reach out to the Law Offices of Lloyd Donders, a tuition reimbursement law firm in New York today to learn more.
ADHD Lawyer in New York
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that can result in hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inability to focus. People and children with ADHD may have trouble sitting still for a long time, may have difficulty focusing on tasks, may be distracted easily, and may be seen as “disruptive in class.” Under the law, if teachers, the school, or the school district suspect that your child may have ADHD, the school district may have the responsibility to refer your child for special education services. If teachers or the school have told you to have your child evaluated outside the school, you may have the right to seek reimbursement for the evaluation. In some cases, children with ADHD are evaluated and an IEP is put in place, but the IEP or 504 plan isn’t sufficient to help your child progress. In some cases, parents may place their children in private school, or seek tuition reimbursement. A tuition reimbursement lawyer, like the attorney at the Law Offices of Lloyd Donders in New York, may be able to help you.
Dyslexia Lawyer in New York
Dyslexia is a condition where a person has difficulty reading because of challenges connecting words to sounds, and letters to words. People with dyslexia are often intelligent, but they have difficulty reading or understanding spoken words. If you believe your child may have dyslexia, but hasn’t been diagnosed, your child’s school district and school may be responsible for finding a professional to evaluate your child. If your child is diagnosed with dyslexia, it is the school and school district’s responsibility to put an IEP in place. If you believe your child isn’t receiving the free appropriate public education he or she is entitled to receive, you and your family may be entitled to contest the school’s decision by filing for due process, or seek tuition reimbursement if you had to place your child in private school. Reach out to the tuition reimbursement lawyer at the Law Offices of Lloyd Donders in New York today to learn more about your rights if your child has dyslexia.
Autism Lawyer in New York
Autism, also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a condition that affects how individuals interact and communicate socially. It can also result in significant behavioral challenges for an individual. If your child has autism or if you believe your child has autism, your child’s school district may have a responsibility to put an IEP in place and to provide your child with a free appropriate public education. If you feel like your child isn’t receiving an appropriate public education, you may be able to request a hearing or place your child in private school and request tuition reimbursement. Do you have questions about your rights if your child has been diagnosed with autism? Reach out to the Law Offices of Lloyd Donders, an autism lawyer in New York today. Our firm may be able to