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SPECIAL EDUCATION

PRACTICE GROUP LEADER SMALL

Eric R. Herlan
207.253.0501 Direct
erherlan@dwmlaw.com

RELATED PROFESSIONALS

Isabel B. Ekman

Meghan S. Glynn

Jeanne M. Kincaid

Hannah E. King

Allen L. Kropp

Michael J. Opuda

Amy K. Tchao

Penelope Wheeler-Abbott

Gerald M. Zelin

Laura J. O'Neill

Milliana R. Zonarich



Special education law is a tapestry of federal and state laws and regulations that were enacted to prohibit discrimination against children with special needs and to ensure that all children receive a free and appropriate public education. Drummond Woodsum attorneys and consultants have vast experience in navigating federal and state special education laws, advising schools on legal issues relating to the delivery of special education services to public school students, and representing schools in disputes that arise under state and federal special education laws. Our attorneys and consultants are also well-positioned to provide on-going case consultation services, including IEP Team facilitation, and to help school districts effectively manage difficult cases and, whenever possible, avoid costly litigation.

Among the services Drummond Woodsum’s special education attorneys and consultants provide are:

  • Advocacy in special education due process and complaint proceedings, including mediations;
  • Advice regarding the development of policies governing special education procedures and documentation;
  • Extensive training programs and conferences for school administrators and teachers regarding services for children with disabilities and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Assistance regarding the requirements of the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;
  • Representation in disagreements regarding placement determinations and least restrictive environment;
  • Ongoing IEP Team facilitation and IEP development.
Drummond Woodsum attorneys and consultants have more than 30 years of experience in federal and state special education law and possess a broad range of hands-on experience in special education. Our extensive knowledge of the culture, customs, and practices of the special education community helps us offer solutions that not only comply with the law but also reflect evolving “best practices” and informed judgments about legal trends within special education.

When you require legal advice in a matter involving special education, you can feel secure and confident in working with Drummond Woodsum’s talented special education attorneys and consultants. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you.
 
 
 


NEWS

Memorandum to New Hampshire School Districts Regarding Special Education Issues Arising from the Statewide School Closure to Combat COVID-19
March 16, 2020

Special Education, Section 504, and the Coronavirus Guidance Memorandum
March 13, 2020

Laura O’Neill Joins Drummond Woodsum’s Special Education Practice
May 24, 2018

Attorneys Erin Feltes and Eric Herlan Announce the Release of their New Hampshire Special Education Book
March 20, 2018


ARTICLES

Court Rules for School's Defense of Student Rights Against Parental Onslaught
Winter 2019

The FAPE Standard Stays Put
Winter 2019

Court Rules for School on Non-Attending Student; Good News or Cautionary Tale
Winter 2019

First Circuit Expands FAPE Obligation to Age 22
Fall 2018


PRESENTATIONS

New Hampshire Private Special Education Association, New NH School Laws
October 25, 2019

N.H. Council of School Attorneys Annual Bradley F. Kidder Education Law Conference
October 2, 2019

New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators, Annual Summer Academy
July 31, 2019

2019 Maine Special Education Law Summer Institute
July 9-12, 2019





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