The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel

Special Education Law

Special Education Law Attorney in New York

Children with a mental disability or physical disability are entitled to the same type of attention and education as other students. Every child has the right to a fair and appropriate education (FAPE). Though the education and attention must be tailored to meet their special needs, schools and school districts are responsible to adhering to state-set rules and regulations regarding special education programs in their educational institution.

If you have concerns that your child is not receiving an appropriate education or about the special education services being offered or withheld from your child, call (914) 740-4346 or contact attorney Barry Fertel at The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel to schedule an initial consultation.

From his New Rochelle, New York, law office, Mr. Fertel employs over 25 years of education law and special education law experience when approaching your individual situation. He is a zealous advocate for families with a child in the special education program at a public school. Barry is also dedicated to helping parents with a child in a private school gain access to the special education resources he or she needs from their private school or the public school in their area.

Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

Mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), an IEP is a document created in order to describe the educational program that will be provided to the disabled child and the services that will be offered by the school. Some things that must be considered when creating an IEP include assessment of the child in the areas that are related to the disability, development and detailing of goals and objectives and considerations for how to help the child's learning within the bounds of the disability.

At some point, parents may discover that their child's IEP is totally inadequate. Mr. Fertel provides guidance and representation to parents who are attempting to change their child's IEP so it becomes a more accurate picture of the disability, programs and educational system.

Early Intervention Services for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Many parents are not aware that special education is available for children prior to kindergarten. Special services must be provided to infants, toddlers and preschoolers who have developmental delays. If your young child has a speech delay, physical disability, cognitive delay, problems with motor skills, social skills or other special needs, they may be entitled to early intervention services.

Inadequate Special Education Programs and Accommodations

The firm also represents the interests of parents who believe that the special education program in their child's school is inadequate and does not effectively meet the child's needs. In addition, specific accommodations must be made to suit your child's physical and mental needs under Section 504. If the accommodations are not made or are insufficient, get in touch with Mr. Fertel for advice and guidance.

Contact Special Education Law Attorney Barry R. Fertel Today

Schedule an initial consultation so you can discuss your questions or concerns regarding special education law matters personally with Mr. Fertel. Contact his firm today to speak with an attorney who cares about your rights, and your child's rights, and can effectively promote them.


The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel
270 North Ave.
Suite 810
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 740-4346
Fax: (914) 819-5805