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  • Compassionate & constructive support

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    Posted by a client

    Diane was willing to take on our case, which was just too complex for other professionals. She is straightforward while empathetic, guiding & supporting our family in a twisted maze of barriers, with the right balance of diplomacy & toughness. Her familiarity with school officials assists in achieving positive outcomes. Diane is a sweet bulldog of an attorney, just the one you want next to you--very experienced & competent in special needs advocacy in your child's education process. I am thankful to Diane & her office.

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  • Remarkable ability to build connections in difficult situations.

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    Posted by sue

    My husband and I were hesitant to contact an attorney regarding our son's need for additional support in the classroom. His teachers were doing all they could, but needed more resources from the district. Diane managed to get everyone the resources they needed, without creating an adversarial situation. In fact, I feel like our relationship with the school improved as a result of her involvement. Highly recommended.

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  • Wonderful lawyer and advocate

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    Posted by a client

    Wonderful lawyer who helped us obtain school district support for our son. Extremely knowledgeable about what is possible (or not). Importantly, she knew all the key players in our school district--which helped us strategize the best approach to get what we needed. Recommend highly!

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  • I Will Hire Her Again If We Have Any SPED Concerns ...

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    Posted by Margo

    I think the title says it all - what better indication of service is there. It was empowering to have Diane on my family's side. She helped tweak our son's IEP and gave us useful input, especially when we were looking at switching schools. I appreciated her no-nonsense style, her depth of knowledge, and genuine care. Additionally, she is extraordinarily fair in her billing practices which of course is absolutely refreshing, particularly given her profession.

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  • Fantastic representation with great collaborativeness

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    Posted by Amy

    Diane is truly outstanding at representing families of children with disabilities. We used her services for our daughter upon coming to Portland from New Jersey. We were getting push-back from the district on placement in general education, and Diane was systematic and thorough in helping us advocate for our daughter and helping us put into place services and supports that would support her in the general education environment.

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  • Diane Cares!

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    Posted by Laurie

    Diane was awesome! My son's school was not following his IEP. Diane was able to ensure that the school not only re-evaluate his IEP but that my son be setup to work with a tutor for the remainder of his 8th grade year. In addition we were able to get my son setup for success prior to going into High School by ensuring that the High School not only had his accurate IEP but also that it would be adhered to by the High School teaching staff. Thank you Diane and crew, we are eternally greatful!

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  • Waste of time

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    Posted by a client

    Total waste of time & money, I did most of the work and she collected a fee. Her response was that the school district was willing to work with us. My son had no education from grades 8-11 when we finally put him in a boarding school out of state. My school district did nothing and neither did this attorney. Clearly to busy to put in any time on our case but enough time to accept a retainer. Stay clear of this attorney.

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  • Great Guardianship Support

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    Posted by Patti

    Wiscarson helped us to secure Guardianship for our developmentally disabled child. They made the process quick and easy with their professionalism, care, and attention to detail. My husband and I would highly recommend them for any family law matters.

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  • Not Waiting to Fail.

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    Posted by a client

    I have 2 children with a specific learning disability in a school district that seems to subscribe to the wait to fail model of intervention. Diane was able to help us get appropriate interventions to support our kids so they don't have to fail.

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  • School districts have unions Sped Kids have Diane Wiscarson!

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    Posted by DenaRae

    The only things Diane lacks of being Wonder Woman is the invisible airplane and the cape! My son’s IEP was not being implemented. This was a situation where the chain of command had been alerted both at the school district and the ESD, to no avail, and the teacher was becoming increasingly difficult to work with. Our school district had a history of indifference almost hostilities towards the special ed. kids and department. So I called Diane. There was no more he said/she said, there was no more struggle. Diane helped not only my son, but six other students as well. We had someone who believed us, and could help our kids get the free and appropriate education they are entitled to. Making that initial phone call to Diane was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

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