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J. Bennett White, P.C.


Practice Areas

Special Education Law

Special education law addresses the rights of children with disabilities within the context of the nation’s educational system. Legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) compel states to provide a free and appropriate public education to ensure equal opportunities for all students. The IDEA provides the legal framework for a “free and appropriate public education” to students with disabilities. This federal statute, along with related state statues and regulations, ensures that children with disabilities receive the same education as their non-disabled peers.

Special education law spans the entire litigation spectrum from basic administrative proceedings to complex state and federal litigation. Our firm can assist parents in meeting the educational needs of their children and protecting their constitutional rights by serving as advocates in the Admission Review Dismissal (ARD) meetings and providing representation at due process hearings with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and in the state or federal court systems.

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