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Our special education team members have experience both as parents of children with disabilities and as professionals working with public schools.  We've seen the stress all stakeholders feel when communication breaks down in a special education matter. To help reduce this stress for parents, and limit the financial costs for all involved, we provide special education advocacy in a collaborative manner- placing the highest priority on the needs of the student. Our lead attorney, Diana Sever, provides legal assistance and representation in all types of special education disputes. We also have a dedicated team of special education consultants who provide non-legal special education advocacy, IEP, and Section 504 file reviews and on-going parent coaching. To learn more about Advo-Kids, click the link below to visit our dedicated website for Special Education services:

  • Do you think your child needs a 504 Plan or IEP?

  • Is your child's IEP or 504 Plan not being followed?

  • Unsure of what to ask your school district? 

  • Do you feel your child's unique needs are not being met?

  • Not sure what to do next? We can help.

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If your school-age child has a learning or physical disability, behavioral or emotional challenges, a serious medical condition or other disability and needs special education as a result, he/she has the right, under law, to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that supports his/her individual needs. If you need a special education advocate in South, Central or Northern New Jersey, contact us today for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation. We will listen to your current concerns and offer help on what to do next.

Our experienced special education team can help with special education complaints, mediation and hearings in New Jersey.

When you’ve tried to obtain appropriate special education services on your own and believe you need additional help, call us. Our special education team has extensive experience with New Jersey special education and due process hearings. If a resolution cannot be reached, we can represent you in hearings or state complaints related to your child's right to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other state and federal statutes.  Along with our legal experience, we are also parents of special needs children. We understand how frustrating, exhausting, and daunting the process can be. We’re here to help you and your child achieve success. We stay up to date on the latest New Jersey special education, case law, policy guidance, and updates from the New Jersey Department of Education. 

In addition to providing legal advice and representation, we can connect clients with our roster of educational, medical, and other specialists to help you find the right professional to provide guidance and knowledge for your child’s specific needs. 

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If your family needs assistance dealing with your school district regarding the development and implementation of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan for your child, we can help.