Advocating for Student Rights Throughout South Carolina

“…all children with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.” IDEA 2004

Welcome Parents.

Congratulations on taking the first step to protect your child’s educational rights. Your child is fortunate to have you advocating on his/her behalf. As an IEP and special education attorney and advocate, my goal is to provide you support and education so you can protect your child’s educational rights. I am here for you as much or as little as you need.

When you work with me, your child’s needs and goals become my priority. I will listen first to understand your concerns and to help develop the best course of action. Then, as a team, you and I will create a strategy to help your child receive the services and accommodations he needs to thrive to the best of his ability.

If you choose to work with me, I will always work in your and your child’s best interest, be efficient, and keep you informed. As I help you navigate special education law, you become part of our team.

I will listen to you, include your thoughts, and then advise.

I only accept a certain number of clients at one time to ensure you and your child receive the individual attention you both deserve. I look forward to chatting with you.

Lila Swann

Special Education Law

Protecting the Rights of Students with Disabilities Throughout South Carolina.

Let’s face it, navigating an IEP meeting is overwhelming. Trying to figure out how to help your child who is struggling or behind grade level is beyond stressful.

You voice your concerns to your child’s teacher and principal, but your child is not making meaningful progress. You are upset and starting to feel defeated. If this sounds familiar, do not give up.

I am here to help you. As an IEP attorney and advocate, I am able to assist special needs parents behind the scenes by helping you prepare for IEP meetings, or, when necessary, I will vigorously defend your child’s educational rights at mediation, Due Process Hearings, or Manifestation Determination Hearings.

I am here to guide and educate you so you can be a strong, meaningful advocate for your child.

IEP Coach/Advocacy


Discipline Hearings

Due Process Hearing

Contact Lila

Need help with your child’s IEP, holding the school accountable, or learning about special education law? Submit the form and Lila will be in touch within 24 hours.

Although our office is in Beaufort, SC, we offer IEP advocacy and legal services to families throughout South Carolina with virtual, efficient, and convenient meetings.