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 All students with disabilities have the right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education ("FAPE").  The New York City Department of Education ("DOE") is responsible for providing a FAPE to children who live in the five boroughs. Children with disabilities are entitled to receive special education services and programs designed to meet his or her individual needs in order to  prepare for an effective transition from school to post-secondary education, employment and independent living. 

Due to the complexity of the laws governing special education, many parents feel confused about how to obtain appropriate services and navigate the school and legal systems.  Ensuring that your child receives what he or she deserves can be a difficult, time-consuming, and extremely frustrating endeavor.  We have found that most parents do not understand their rights or the kinds of services that their child may be able to receive to support his or her progress.  These services can include, but are not limited to: private tutoring after school, private school, applied behavior analysis ("ABA"), individual (1:1 instruction), services at home, make-up services (called "compensatory education") for children who did not receive their IEP-mandated services or an appropriate education, RSAs, increased rates for related services, reimbursement and many other supports. 

Friedman & Moses offers a free phone screening to assess whether your child is receiving the services that he or she needs in school and/or at home. We represent children of all ages, as well as young adults and serve students with a wide variety of disabilities, including but not limited to children with learning disabilites, ADHD, Autism, PDD, hearing and vision impairments, chronic illnesses, asthma, expressive and receptive language disorders, and Cerebral Palsy.