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Five Things Every Parent of a Special Needs Child Should Know - a VERY brief legal introduction

Posted by attorney Todd Kotler

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The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and other professionals. COPAA members work to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education on behalf of the 7.1 million children with disabilities in America.

With over 1200 members nationwide, COPAA is at the forefront of special education advocacy

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide, nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of over 40 parent and professional disability organizations which comprise the Coalition

Attorney Pete Wright created a fantastic website with tons of resources to educate laypeople and Attorneys alike. He is a lion in the field and I have stolen er' that is LEARNED more from him than he will ever know.

Attorney Andrew Cuddy is another lion in this field. He recruited me into the practice of special education law and knows how much I have stolen . . . . er . . . . LEARNED from him.

Ohio families may of course also contact this author, Attorney, Todd Kotler at 330-777-0065 or e-mail him at

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