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How Eligibility For Special Education Services Is Determined

Your child’s education is central to their development. If your child needs special education services, it is paramount that they receive the care and attention required for a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). While federal and state laws protect children, determining special education eligibility can be a complex process.

At The Law Offices of Gerry McMahon, LLC, we draw upon our personal and professional experience to assist parents and children. With offices in Danbury, Connecticut, and Scarsdale, New York, we can provide comprehensive services to families throughout the region.

Obtaining The Services Your Child Needs

Your child’s eligibility for special education services will hinge on whether they meet certain criteria. While Connecticut and New York state laws vary regarding the eligibility process, they do share certain requirements, including:

  • Your child must be between the ages of three and 21.
  • Your child must have a qualifying, diagnosed disability.
  • An evaluation must be conducted to assess your child’s specific needs.

The eligibility evaluation process is thorough and exhaustive in both states. For this reason, having a legal advocate with a focus on special education law is crucial. Attorney Gerry McMahon can provide the help you and your child need.

Contact Us Today For Additional Information

At The Law Offices of Gerry McMahon, LLC, we are ready to assist your family. If you have questions regarding special education eligibility, contact our offices today. We can be reached via phone at 203-587-7705, as well as through our contact page.