Educational

Advocacy

For Students with Disabilities

 

 

Accessing supports at school is not always easy.

A professional who understands the process can help.

Attorney Wendy Pizer supports families in Arlington and Northern Virginia as they navigate the complex world of special education. When a student struggles at school, it can be difficult for parents to know what to do. As an experienced attorney with a focus in special education law, Wendy works with families to understand the student’s unique strengths and needs, identify solutions and advocate for appropriate services and accommodations.

Supports for students with disabilities may include:

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Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

IEPs provide specially designed instruction to meet each student’s unique educational needs. Wendy assists families when challenges arise in eligibility determinations, plan development or compliance. 

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Gifted Services for Twice Exceptional Learners (2E)

Students can be eligible for both special education and gifted services at the same time. On top of addressing students’ disability-related needs, Wendy helps families qualify students for gifted services when appropriate.

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Section 504 Plans

504 plans provide accommodations to enable students to access the general education curriculum and school activities. Wendy assists families when challenges arise in eligibility determinations, plan development or compliance.

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Individual Health Care Plans

Students with health conditions require specific written plans to detail how the condition should be managed at school. Wendy has experience with a wide range of health conditions and can help families develop appropriate plans.

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American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations

Accommodations remove barriers to learning, communication or a student’s environment. Wendy advocates for accommodations to enable students to fully access their education.

Tiered Support

Tiered System of Support

All students, whether in general or special education, should receive support through a high-quality tiered instructional framework when needed. Wendy helps families access support for students’ academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs.

Wendy can assist families with:

Bullet Point   Legal and Strategic Advice

Bullet Point   Analysis of School Plans

Bullet Point   Review of School Records and Evaluations

Bullet Point   Advocacy at School Meetings

Bullet Point   School Communications

Bullet Point   Problem-Solving and Dispute Resolution

Contact Me

For more information or to set up an initial consultation,
please contact Wendy Pizer at:

wpizer@pizer.law

or via telephone at:

703-241-1391

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