Special Education

We work to help you minimize disputes over appropriate services for students with disabilities.

Special education issues can present complex problems for school districts. Our goal is to empower school districts with the knowledge to provide the services students with disabilities need and the confidence that they are fulfilling the requirements of state and federal law.

IDEA/Section 504 Legal Counsel

Child Find and Eligibility
Related Services

Document Drafting, Review, & Analysis

Individualized Education Programs
Section 504 Plans
Evaluation Team Reports
Independent Educational Evaluations
Prior Written Notices

Representing Districts at Meetings

IEP Team Meetings
ETR Meetings
Manifestation Determination Reviews
504 Team Meetings
Student Disciplinary Proceedings

Litigation Defense

Due Process Complaints and Hearings
OCR Complaints and State Complaints

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Special Education In-Service Trainings

Pepple & Waggoner frequently is called upon to provide staff and administrative in-service trainings. While our in-service trainings are tailored to each school district’s unique needs, the following are special education topics on which our attorneys commonly present:

Changing a Student’s Placement
Drafting Appropriate IEPs
How to Conduct Manifestation Determination Reviews
Anticipating, Preparing for, and Understanding Due Process Complaints
Access to Extracurricular Activities Under Section 504
Common Special Education Mistakes
Custody, Guardianship, and Surrogate Parents
How to Properly Discipline Students with Disabilities
Transporting Students with Disabilities
What to Expect When You’re Under an OCR Investigation