Philadelphia Employment Lawyers for School Law and Special Education
Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. are committed to civil rights and educational opportunities for all children. Our skilled attorneys represent families in special education matters and work to advance the rights of school-aged children in their important legal causes.
Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable members of society, and their success in life is heavily influenced by the “free and appropriate education” to which they are entitled. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provides children with disabilities access to the general education curriculum in a general education classroom (to the maximum extent appropriate) in order to improve educational outcomes. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are federal laws that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability, and there are state law counterparts that also provide protection from discrimination.
Our Philadelphia employment law firm assists parents in advocating for their children to obtain those services to which they are entitled in Pennsylvania and New Jersey public schools. The employment lawyers in Philadelphia of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. are available to assist families by initiating administrative or court proceedings, or by negotiating a settlement to achieve a fair resolution. Moreover, we provide representation at special education due process hearings and appeals, and litigation services in federal court actions involving special education and disability discrimination in the public schools.