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Posted by Lisette, a Education client,
Allison has been such a blessing to my family. After being denied twice by the College Board for accommodations for my sons, Allison diligently worked to successfully acquire the extra time they needed. She not only helped with the legal aspects of the process her knowledge on the challenges my sons were facing were very comforting. She has gone above & beyond her services to ensure my sons received the accommodations they deserved. Thank you Allison we will be forever grateful and definitely will recommend you to anyone that needs your services.
Posted by a Education client,
I found Allison to be very knowledgeable about the special education process overall. I found that her special education background helped enormously during the entire IEP process. Her non-confrontational approach has made the IEP process run very smoothly. She was able to achieve beyond what we expected was even remotely possible or achievable. Having someone as knowledgeable as Allsion also helped alleviate the anxiety that we have had in the past with the IEP process. She was also very pleasant to work with and very accommodating with scheduling for meetings as well. I would hire Allison again in the future to help with our child and would highly recommend her to other parents as well!
Posted by Lisa, a Education client,
What a blessing Allison has been to our family. She fought strong and compassionately for our son. She was very honest throughout our whole process.
Posted by a Education client,
Allison Hertog is not just a lawyer, she also provides guidance and knowledge! She intervenes for your child with passion and is effective! The system has many loops and is not as easy as it seems! Thanks to her our child's difficulties will be attended before the end of the year and in her future school years.
As parents, we truly have to persist with the school district to help our children, and you might feel like walking away - however your child is in the classroom and needs help! Allison Hertog was beyond excellent! After our first meeting with the school district psychologist, we knew we couldn't do it alone, hiring her was one of our best decision.
Posted by Jason Margulies, a Education client,
Allison helped us obtain accommodations for our elementary school child. Our child has significant dual exceptionalities (special needs and gifted) and proved to be a difficult and unique situation. Allison proved knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective. My wife and I, as lawyers ourselves, were very impressed with her practical and expeditious approach toward our case. In the end, Allison was able to help us obtain the assistance that our child required.
Posted by Mark, a Education client,
I am a trial attorney and I go against other lawyers all day, every day. I can say with confidence that Allison did an outstanding job during my son's IEP meeting. She was extremely prepared, very persuasive, and not intimidated one iota. Her experience was obvious and everyone knew it during the meeting. In additional to her legal skills, Allison really understands the details of each disability. She suggested classroom strategies that have proven effective, and because of her training in the education field, she was able to clearly communicate these ideas to the school in their language. We are very happy (and lucky) to have found Allison.
Posted by Pearl, a Education client,
Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for the exceptional help Ms. Hertog has given us over the years regarding representation and placement for our daughter.
Our child has Apraxia, which effects her speech and language abilities and caused her to have cognitive delay.
Educators had a difficult time understanding her educational needs and placment and because of that, her education was not being accessed and her educational goals were not being met.
This left our daughter frustrated and us scrabbling for answers. IEP meetings left us with many unanswered questions, with little to no change to an educational plan.
Ms Hertog was recommended by a friend. Her knowledge about special education law and its implementation was invaluable.
She fought for an educational plan that would work for our child, leaving no stone unturned. Maximizing our child's rights to include increasing McKay scholarship.
As of today, our daughter has improved her speech and language abilities. Her educational goals are being met and her self esteem has soared.
We know our daughter's capabilities are endless and thanks to Allison's expertise, we feel our child is on the right path.
Thanks you Allison
Posted by Barbie, a Education client,
Allison has been such a blessing to my family. After requesting for several years that the public school system help my sons, Allison came highly recommended and hiring her has been the best investment ever. She has gone above & beyond the call of duty to ensure my sons get the best education possible. I now know that my special needs sons will reach their fullest potential. Thank you Allison for being my sons guardian angel.
Posted by a Family client,
Allison has been a great help to me and my family. She was not super aggressive but when it was needed she fought with the school district to get services my daughter! I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by a Mediation client,
Ms. Hertog is a great lawyer whose expertise is in special education law and its implementation in the school system. She really made a difference in my daughter's future. I hired Ms. Hertog to help with an issue that involved my high functioning autistic child whose accommodations and behavior plan were being poorly implemented. As a result, she was not receiving an appropriate education and her behavior was deteriorating. I was very impressed with the way Ms. Hertog interacted and negotiated with the public school. Ms. Hertog was forthcoming and honest about my child’s rights under the law as well as workable outcomes with the school. Investing in Ms. Hertog’s services was the best thing I could have done for my child’s future. The school wanted a maximum restrictive environment, a far cry from the Least Restrictive Environment under IDEA. My child is now happy and using our increased McKay scholarship money in an appropriate setting. If you live in the Miami area and need help maneuvering the roadblocks in your child’s special education, Allison Hertog can make a difference.