Special Education Law

Representing the Student, Never the School

South Carolina Special Education, IEP Attorney Advocate

Thanks to the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), your child has a right to a Free Appropriate Public Education. This means the school must provide her with the appropriate services and accommodations to meet her individual needs and help prepare her for further education, employment, and independent living.

At Swann Law and Advocacy, we offer special education advocacy and legal services. This is different from law firms who typically only get involved when it’s time to “fight” in a Due Process hearing. And, we’re different from IEP coaches and advocates, because as an attorney, Lila can provide you legal advice. 

In fact, Lila’s goal is to always provide you IEP coaching and advocacy services first. She provides you, the parents, the knowledge and support to become the vigorous advocate your child needs. As unbelievable as it may sound, schools often do not provide the appropriate, individual services and accommodations your child needs. This is the unfortunate realty of today’s educational system.

Lila’s top priority is keeping communication between you and the school cordial, so the two of you can work together for your child. 

However, sometimes, there is no other choice when it comes to protecting your child’s educational rights than to file a Due Process Complaint. If your case warrants such action, Lila will vigorously advocate for the protection of your child’s rights. 

Special Education Services

  • IEP Coaching & Advocacy
  • School Records Review
  • Requesting Evaluations
  • Transition Planning
  • Due Process Hearings
  • State Complaints
  • Mediation
  • Manifest Determination Hearings

If you answer yes to any of the below questions, call us today.

Do you believe your child has a disability affecting his/her learning, but the school refuses to conduct an educational evaluation?

Is your child making minimal or no progress?

Are you, as your child’s parent, being left out of the IEP decision making process?

Are your child’s IEP goals generic and not written to your child’s individual needs?

Is your child’s school failing to implement the IEP as the document is written?

Is the school refusing to provide appropriate accommodations and services for your child?

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