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Before becoming an attorney, Jessica spent several years of her career as a policy analyst and columnist, where she passionately devoted her time to protecting the rights of students at every step of their education. Today, she co-chairs a panel on educational due process as part of her role as an appointee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission's Colorado Advisory Committee. We hope that you find the guide below helpful. Please give us a call if we can help provide additional assistance.
Across Colorado, thousands of parents live the daily challenge that comes with raising a school-aged student struggling with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. While sending your child off to school can bring at least some level of financial and emotional reprieve, too many parents of special needs children find themselves blindsided by an educational environment ill-equipped—or in some cases, unwilling—to partner in the pursuit of meeting the unique needs of each and every student.
Through this law firm, we have represented clients as young as seven-years-old in the pursuit of protecting their rights as students. I’ve also represented clients facing criminal charges over minor misbehavior. While my firm is actively committed to representing indigent clients for free whenever possible, I’ve authored this report in the hopes that it can help those my firm is unable to represent better understand their rights. Please email us with questions. If we can’t represent you, we’ll do everything possible to try to find someone who can.
Ultimately, these are the most important lessons we've learned after more than a decade spent vocally defending the rights of students inside (and outside) our nation’s classrooms.
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