Special Education Funding and Ohio IEP Laws
Helping the system work for those who need it most
Many public schools sincerely want to provide full access to their curriculum to children with disabilities, but simply cannot find the funds to do so. As an attorney who is deeply familiar with Ohio education laws, Dan Margolis understands how to leverage concepts and laws such as Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to help children with disabilities get the education they deserve and need.
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Under IDEA, every public school child deemed eligible for special education or related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) defined. An IEP must be designed specifically for the student in question. IDEA also requires that school districts identify all children with disabilities regardless of whether they attend public school. If a public school district cannot provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for a student, special education laws may mandate that the district pay for the child to attend a private school that can.
Since IDEA mandates that public schools provide children with disabilities access to their full curriculum to the maximum extent possible, school districts sometimes try to tilt IEPs to meet their own financial needs rather than the student’s educational needs. If you fear this might be the case in your situation, contact Ohio special needs lawyer Dan Margolis, who is familiar with IDEA and funding under the act.
Ohio special education funding for children with autism or Asperger syndrome
Fighting for the rights of students with IEPs in Ohio often involves helping districts find the funding to meet their federal obligations. For example, the Ohio Department of Education includes an Autism Scholarship Program for children suffering from that disability. The program helps parents of qualified children pay for the necessary services outlined in their IEP.
Knowledgeable Ohio IEP funding lawyer Dan Margolis helps parents find such opportunities to meet their children’s special educational needs.
Help navigating matters of special education law in Ohio
Parents want the best for their children. Dan Margolis, one of the most experienced and respected child rights and education attorneys in Cleveland, OH understands how the laws governing funding for special education programs work. Contact Margolis & Atzberger, LLC online or at 216-348-1000 today. His office is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland.