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Shefter Law | Education Attorneys, IEP Advocates

You do not need to do it all alone! It takes a community to raise a child. Let us help! Parents of Children with Special Needs have a ton of demands on their time and energy. Learning the complexities of how to get your child’s school to meet his or her unique needs is just one more thing you do not need on your plate. Our team has experiences as teachers, special education teachers, administration and more that provide us with the unique ability to mix Education and the Law to help take the stress out of the IEP or 504 process

There is broad range of services and placements a parent has to learn about in order to get a school plan in place. Getting the school to evaluate your child — or to pay for an independent educational evaluation when you disagree with the results — can be a challenge. Ensuring that your child is found eligible for Special Education Services, or a 504 plan, by the school team can be painful and tedious. And even when your child has been found eligible, determining the right mix of services and accommodations is daunting. Our team can help you have a Stress-Free IEP™ experience.

– Frances Shefter, Education Attorney , IEP Specialist

The Frances Shefter Approach To IEP

First and foremost, the Shefter Law approach means you get one managing attorney assigned to your case and involved with your child and your case from start-to-finish!

No impersonal law firm. Just a real lawyers, advocates and team members that know you, your child and your case inside and out.

We will gently guide your family through the complicated school processes. Before each step, we will have a full discussion of the options and put a roadmap in place to navigate the different roads ahead as the school puts up roadblocks. This will help you better understand how we will reach your end goal with as little stress as possible.

You will get in-depth help understanding the many options and choices that are available for your child at each fork in the road. That includes our expert opinion on the quality and value of these many options.

What Shefter Law Brings To Your Family

Peace Of Mind For You!

A special needs household is already chaotic enough. Let’s work together to replace the stress and anxiety of dealing with the school system with the calm and orderly approach that comes from having a specific, custom, roadmap in place.

A day at school that is more enjoyable and less difficult than it is now. An educational environment that lets your child reach their full potential.

A child that is having a good day at school is a child who makes the home a more enjoyable place for the whole family. Not having to deal with daily educational challenges means more time for living your life with your family.

Shefter Law Core Values

At Shefter Law, PA, we are committed to advocating for the rights of students with special needs through our specialized legal services. Our core values are the bedrock of our practice and guide every action we take.

Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, ensuring that our advocacy for children with special needs is conducted with honesty and honor. We approach each case with a commitment to truth and justice, providing our clients with transparent and trustworthy legal counsel.

Empathetic: Understanding the unique challenges faced by families of children with special needs is at the heart of our work. We listen with compassion, offer support with sensitivity, and stand as a steadfast ally to our clients. Our empathy drives us to fight tirelessly for the rights and dignity of every child we represent.

Inclusive: We believe that every child deserves access to quality education and the resources necessary to thrive. Our firm actively promotes inclusivity, working to break down barriers and open doors for students of all abilities. We strive to create a world where educational settings are environments of acceptance and opportunity for all.

Teamwork: Collaboration is key to our success. We work closely with families, educators, and professionals to build strong cases and create positive outcomes. Our team is a united front, pooling our diverse expertise and experiences to advocate effectively for the rights of our clients.

At Shefter Law, PA these are not just words—they are commitments we live by. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families, one case at a time.

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