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I highly recommend Litman Krooks for special education needs and advocacy. Marion Walsh and Sandi Rosenbaum were able to help us secure the educational services that our child needed, and they did it with extremely little time to prepare. We were very impressed with their responsiveness and willingness to take our case with just a few days notice.

- S.M-C. February 21, 2018

The professionals at Littman Krooks are top notch, smart, attentive, and effective. Our case against the school district for our daughter was resolved in a positive outcome within weeks. I would highly recommend Marion Walsh for all of your most complicated situations. She has great experience and knows the law!!!!

- T.N. March 2, 2018

Bernie Krooks is among the leading Elder Law Attorneys in the country and I have seen how he serves his clients with professionalism, unsurpassed knowledge and true empathy. As an attorney, I have worked with Bernie on a number of cases. I have seen first hand how he exceeds client expectations. Very impressive.

- S.M. March 4, 2017

Amy O'Hara, Esq, and her support team were first rate in addressing our estate planning needs. They are experts in the field, skilled and quite professional. They were very helpful to us.

- T.B. January 8, 2018

Our family relied on the calm caring expertise of the Littman Krooks staff and attorneys to guide us through a difficult time. I have recommend the firm wholeheartedly to other families and will definitely use them again should the need arise.

- P.F. February 4, 2019

New York Special Education Advocacy Lawyer

At Littman Krooks, we understand that each child has unique needs. We serve clients throughout New York State and have offices in New York City and White Plains. Our attorneys and special education advocates have been highly successful in obtaining the services that our young clients require and deserve. The special education process can be overwhelming. The assistance of experienced counsel can make a world of difference.

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Special Education Advocacy

Children with special needs are entitled to a “free and appropriate” education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA).

There are several statutes that protect children’s rights, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, No Child Left Behind, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other New York State and federal laws. Understanding what these statutes and regulations mean for your child is complex and time-consuming work. We can help you put them into plain language and choose the best course of action in response to each one.

We advocate for education in a wide range of ways – from guidance for parents to representation and negotiations with administrators and state entities. We also counsel educators, medical professionals and advocacy groups on the various laws protecting the educational rights of children.

Parents have the right to appeal a decision in an impartial hearing, should they disagree with the school district’s decisions regarding their child’s needs. Our special education advocacy attorneys can advise you of your rights, accompany you to CSE meetings, represent you at hearings, and file a State Education Complaint to protect your child’s right to personalized special education planning.

We believe in using a person-centered approach in collaborating with parents, educators and social service agencies to obtain an appropriate education at no cost for as many children as possible. 

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A Littman Krooks special education attorney or advocate can also assist you with:

  • Developing an appropriate Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for your child
  • Reviewing all educational records in order to advocate for appropriate services
  • Identifying and securing placement in an appropriate educational setting
  • Securing appropriate educational services for your child
  • Locating educational resources for your child with special needs
  • Developing an appropriate Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for your child
  • Reviewing all educational records in order to advocate for appropriate services
  • Identifying and securing placement in an appropriate educational setting
  • Securing appropriate educational services for your child
  • Locating educational resources for your child with special needs
  • Handling school disciplinary matters
  • Following special education due process
  • Acquiring reimbursement for special education private school
  • Advocating for SAT/ACT test accommodation
  • Developing an appropriate plan for your child’s transition to adulthood
  • Handling school disciplinary matters
  • Following special education due process
  • Acquiring reimbursement for special education private school
  • Advocating for SAT/ACT test accommodation
  • Developing an appropriate plan for your child’s transition to adulthood

How a Special Education Advocacy Attorney Can Help

Planning for your child’s future can seem overwhelming but you do not need to face these tasks alone.

In fact, seeking the assistance of a special education advocacy attorney is the best approach.

When you consult with Littman Krooks special education attorneys, we will take the time to get to know your child’s needs and your family’s goals for the future. We will make sure you understand your options to achieve those goals, and help you put the necessary tools in place.

We look forward to helping you build a secure foundation for your child’s future.

Because parents are a child’s most effective advocates, we believe in empowering them by providing all the information necessary for their child's success.

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Littman Krooks is a Proud Member of the Special Needs Alliance

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The Special Needs Alliance is a national organization comprised of attorneys dedicated to the practice of special needs, guardianship, disability and public benefits law.

The Special Needs Alliance is an invitation-only organization whose membership is based on a combination of relevant legal experience in the disability and elder law fields, direct family experience with disabilities, active participation with national, state and local disability advocacy organizations, and professional reputation. Littman Krooks is the only firm in the Westchester, Hudson Valley and New York City area with Special Needs Alliance members.

 

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Knowledge and Experience

Littman Krooks LLP combines extensive legal knowledge and expertise with individual attention to your needs. For over 25 years, we have brought astute, honest counsel and strong, thorough representation to every one of our clients.

Bernard A. Krooks
J.D., CPA, LLM (in taxation), CELA®, AEP® (Distinguished), Founding Partner
Bernie is a founding partner of Littman Krooks and Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. He is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning.
Marion M. Walsh
Partner
Marion focuses her practice on special and general education advocacy. She has been certified as an impartial hearing officer for children with disabilities by the New York State Education Department.

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