Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
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SPECIAL EDUCATION

 



PRACTICE GROUP LEADER

Eric R. Herlan
207.253.0501 Direct
erherlan@dwmlaw.com

RELATED PROFESSIONALS

Isabel B. Ekman

Erin R. Feltes

Meghan S. Glynn

Jeanne M. Kincaid

Hannah E. King

Allen L. Kropp

Michael J. Opuda

Amy K. Tchao

Gerald M. Zelin

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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

Erin R. Feltes

Meghan S. Glynn

Jeanne M. Kincaid

Hannah E. King

Allen L. Kropp

Michael J. Opuda

Amy K. Tchao

Gerald M. Zelin



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.
 
 
 


UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Maine Special Education Summer Institute
July 10-14, 2018

NH Special Education Summit - Finding FAPE after Endrew F.
May 25, 2018

NEWS

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

First Circuit Finds for Falmouth School District on Important Special Education Issue
January 30, 2017

Hannah King Quoted on Bullying and the IEP Team Process
June 20, 2016

Meghan Glynn Joins Drummond Woodsum's School Group
January 19, 2016


ARTICLES

Consider Input of Private School Staff in IEP Process
January 17, 2018

First Circuit Finds for Falmouth on FAPE
Winter 2017

I Agreed to What?! When Special Education Written Notices Become Binding
Summer 2016

Special Education Keeps Changing - Just Hold On!
Spring 2016

PRESENTATIONS

2018 Seminar for School and District Secretaries, Special Education Secretaries, and Administrative Assistants
April 3-4, 2018

Maine Special Education Law Institute
July 12-15, 2016

Goodbye NCLB…Hello Every Student Succeeds Act
March 25, 2016

The Worst in Special Education! – presented in partnership with MADSEC
December 4, 2015




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