Special Education Law

Albany, New York

If your special needs child isn’t receiving the education they deserve, the knowledgeable attorneys at Tully Rinckey can help. We advocate for the rights of your child, doing so with discretion and an attention to the privacy of your family. We’re ready to work hard for your child’s well-being.

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When it comes to schooling, no parent wants to see their child receive an inadequate education. Children with disabilities are especially entitled to a free and appropriate public education that takes into consideration their special needs – rights protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If you have a special needs child, you should expect your public school to prepare your child for future employment and education, and for living independently.

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC understand how frustrating it can be when a public school district is failing to provide necessary accommodations for your child in school, or when a district is recommending services or restrictions that your high-functioning child may not need. We’re committed to helping you assert your rights and those of your child. Working closely with administrators and teachers, we advise you on how to obtain better programs and services for your child, so that they receive the best possible education.

Our skilled and compassionate attorneys can serve as advocates of children with special needs by helping parents pursue a number of remedies, including:

We can also assist you in disputing your school district’s evaluation and classification of your child, including advocating for an independent evaluation to determine what, if any, special services your child might need. In addition, we can help you plan for the future of your child by lending our advice and guidance in estate, disability, and guardianship planning.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com

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When you choose Tully Rinckey PLLC, you aren’t just assigned an attorney. Your legal matter will be cared for by our entire legal team and support staff. With offices throughout the country, coast to coast, we make sure you receive legal counsel and representation you can trust. A number of the partners in our firm have earned the highest possible ratings for their exceptional legal ability and high ethical standards, including the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and top ratings from Avvo, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

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Tully Rinckey is a full-service law firm. We handle legal issues relating to appellate law, litigation, bankruptcy, international and U.S.-based business law, family and matrimonial law, military and federal employment law, intellectual property law, and much more. We also offer a variety of services, including estate planning, security clearance representation, and congressional investigations. Regardless of your legal needs, we have the experienced counsel you need.

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Our highly knowledgeable law team comes to the table with attorneys who have 20 to 30 years of experience representing hundreds of clients. With hundreds of years of combined experience in appellate, international and U.S. business and corporate commercial law, litigation, criminal law, immigration, bankruptcy, employment law, estate planning, our team has what it takes to ensure your success.

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Our client-centered process is all about communication. During consultations, we teach clients about legal challenges they face and explain options available from their current position. Our attorneys explain how we resolve legal issues for the best possible outcome. We define what the expectations are, create manageable deadlines, and discover evidence to support claims.

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The nationally recognized attorneys who work in the Albany offices of Tully Rinckey PLLC counsel and represent individuals, families, and companies of all sizes, from seedling ventures to global corporations. With headquarters located in the Albany suburb of Colonie, Tully Rinckey PLLC is proud to serve the people, families, and business enterprises of Greater Albany, as well as the communities of the greater Capital Region. Recognized for entrepreneurial excellence, we’ve been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Albany Business Journal. The firm’s Albany office offers legal services in a wide variety of services that range from business to personal legal matters.

To schedule a consultation at our Albany office, call 518-218-7100 or email info@tullylegal.com.

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