Navigating Special Education can be overwhelming for anyone. You need a guide who can both advise and advocate for you and your child. The Law Offices of Sandra L. Lascari, LLC can be your guide. Our firm knows the area of Special Education law from all angles, and possesses the knowledge needed to solve not just one particular problem but to help you to create a holistic, all-encompassing plan for your child. We will show you where you need to go and how to get there successfully. If you need to litigate, you could choose no better representation, whether fighting for Special Education rights for your child or making an application for Guardianship in Superior Court.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) was enacted to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services. It is further designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living. To achieve this purpose, the federal government provides funds to states and local agencies to implement IDEIA, on the condition that such states and local agencies comply with its substantive and procedural requirements. What does this mean for you and your child? If your child has been diagnosed with a disability that impacts his/her ability to learn, then he or she may have a right to a "free and appropriate" public education as guaranteed by the IDEIA. However, often times legal counsel is needed to secure the most appropriate education for your child. The staff at the Law Offices of Sandra L. Lascari, LLC are experts in special education matters. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Classification and education are important initial steps, but it is also vital to think ahead to your child's future. Once a person turns 18, the parent loses all legal authority to make decisions for that individual. This is true even if the individual in question is disabled. To avoid this, many parents choose to petition their state for legal guardianship of the disabled person. Once attained, guardianship allows the guardian to make legal, educational, and medical decisions for their child or other disabled person. It is important to seek this legal right in order to ensure the safety and well-being of your loved one.
Wills & Trusts...
The Law Offices of Sandra L. Lascari, LLC is also able to help with the creation of wills, trusts, and other estate matters. When preparing a will, careful planning is essential to ensure that family members are protected, that assets are not needlessly depleted, and that tax exposure is minimized. Consideration must be given to ensuring eligibility, both now and in the future, for services and benefits. Special Needs Trusts and other legal arrangements are often needed to assure a secure and comfortable future for your loved ones.
Students with special needs oftentimes find themselves involved in Juvenile Delinquency matters. A former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, Sandra Lascari has extensive experience in adjudicating juvenile criminal matters in Superior Court all over the state of New Jersey.
Truancy is defined as an unauthorized absence from school. Most people know that it is illegal for a minor to not attend school. What they don't know is that under the law it is the parents who are ultimately responsible for their child's absence. Often School Districts charge parents in Municipal Court. The Law Offices of Sandra L. Lascari, LLC has extensive experience in criminal matters and will vigorously defend you in your Municipal Court proceeding.
Sandra Lascari is Adjunct Professor at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, St. Elizabeth’s College in Convent Station, New Jersey and Rutgers University Business School in Newark New Jersey. She has given many presentations on various legal topics. Ms. Lascari will design a presentation for your organization or group. Examples of recent presentations are as follows:
- NJICLE Seminars, such as:
"Hot Topics in Special Education"
- Lehigh University's College of Education Annual Law Conferences
"Transition: How to Navigate Between High School and Adulthood" "Greatest Hits in 'Reading' Case Law"
- 'No Stone Unturned'- a Parent Group
"Your School District and IEPs: How to Be Successful on Both Sides"
- Summit Speech School
- Learning Laboratory
"The IEP Process: How to Effectively Prepare and Participate" "Parental Rights in Special Education"
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