Special Education Law

Lawyers in Warwick, Rhode Island

Experienced Counsel in Special Education Legal Issues

If you have a child who is in a special education program or who needs special attention, and you are not getting the services that are in the best interests of your child, you want an experienced special education attorney to protect your rights.

At the law office of Savage & Savage, we have handled special education law issues since 1995. Attorney Richard Savage is a former special education teacher who understands the programs and processes set up to protect your child. We have built our successful practice on a commitment to a high level of personal attention in these matters, working one-on-one with you to identify and implement solutions that meet your child's needs.

To schedule a free initial telephone consultation, contact our office online or call us at 401-732-9500.

Our Special Education Law Practice

We represent parents and children in a broad range of issues related to special education, including:

  • IEP meetings. We meet with school officials to help you set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP) tailored to the needs of your child. If conflicts arise during the course of preparing an IEP, we will handle all mediation proceedings. If mediation is unsuccessful, we will seek to protect your child's rights through a due process hearing or a 504 hearing.
  • Due process hearings. If you are not able to come to an agreement regarding an IEP or other placement issues with your school department, we will represent you in a due process hearing to enforce your rights.
  • 504 hearings. We will also represent you in section 504 hearings under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These hearings protect the rights of individuals with disabilities and are often used when a child does not qualify for an IEP, but needs some accommodation.

We also handle issues involving busing for students in special education programs, including the distance traveled by, cost and size of buses involved. In addition, we will take your case to court if the hearing decision is unfavorable or if the school committee appeals a decision that was made in your favor.

Contact the Attorneys at Savage & Savage

We offer a free initial phone consultation to all clients. Contact us online or call us at 401-732-9500 to set up an appointment.

Our office is located near Hoxsie Four Corners, on Airport Road between Post Road and Warwick Avenue.