With operating budgets that have been drastically cut or reduced year after year, school districts across Pennsylvania are increasingly seeking to minimize educational support mandated under federal and state law to special-needs students. The continuing rise in childhood diagnoses from autism to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to Type 1 diabetes ensures that the educational requirements of students with special needs will remain significant in the near future.

Stark & Stark assists parents and caregivers with making sure that school districts put into place appropriate protections to provide required free and appropriate public education to students with special needs, and with making sure that protections that may already be in place (IEPs, 504s) are followed in accordance with the law. Our attorneys are familiar with not only these areas, but also with the day-to-day struggles of special-needs children, bringing a unique and personal approach that other educational law practitioners may lack.