Susan Deedy is pleased to offer different services to parents depending on the level of support they require in making sure their children’s educational needs are met.
Litigation at Due Process Hearings: Susan serves as the lead attorney in all due process hearings in instances where the issues between the parent and school district cannot be resolved short of litigation. Susan will fight for all remedies warranted under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) including a change in program recommendation, frequency and nature of services, educational classification, and placement. A large percentage of Susan’s caseload involves cases warranting tuition reimbursement of private unilateral placements due to the school district’s failure to offer the child a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
Consultation services: Susan offers consultation to parents who are navigating the special education process with their school district on their own and who need advice on what should be included in their child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and how to proceed at CSE meetings.
Appearance at CSE meetings: Susan provides representation to parents at CSE meetings in order to ensure that appropriate services are recommended in the child’s IEP and to ensure that placement recommendations are individually tailored to meet the unique needs of each child.