Kimberly Glassman, Esq.
Attorney concentrating in the areas of Education and Juvenile Law, dedicated to child advocacy and advancing the needs of children with disabilities.
Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. 20 U.S.C. § 1400(c)(1).
Local Education Agencies are charged with providing a Free Appropriate Public Education ("FAPE") to children with disabilities. To provide FAPE, the school system must meet each child's unique needs and allow the child to obtain a meaningful educational benefit. Ms. Glassman is dedicated to obtaining the school services and placement that your child needs to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. Such services may include:
A child that does not qualify for an IEP might require a 504 plan to receive services or modifications in the school environment. Juvenile Law
Ms. Glassman has represented parents at 504 plan meetings, IEP meetings, manifestation determination meetings, expulsion hearings, mediations and due process hearings to successfully obtain special education and related services. Ms. Glassman also conducts workshops for parents, guardians and Community Groups on Special Education issues.
General Education & Discipline Issues
Ms. Glassman also handles general education issues including suspensions within the school setting and expulsions from school. Children with disabilities have additional protections in cases of school discipline, suspensions and expulsions. Contact Ms. Glassman if your child is facing a suspension or expulsion and you need assistance.
Ms. Glassman can provide representation to your child if he or she is facing a charge in the juvenile justice system or if you require an educational advocate as part of a juvenile proceeding.
Contact Kimberly Glassman for a free initial consultation on any of these matters.
Phone: (301) 651-2578
Fax: (202) 747-5826
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