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Northern Virginia Education Law Attorney

Understand Student and Parent Rights

If you and your child are having trouble getting the educational support you need from a Northern Virginia school, you need an experienced Northern Virginia education law attorney to advocate for your family. Relying on the school system to address your child's needs is not always possible or sufficient. The Law Office of Joan H. Proper, PC, is devoted to student legal issues and can help you identify your rights and protect them.

Whether your student needs help dealing with the system, has a health impairment, autism, a learning or emotional disability, or some other need, we can help you help your child.

As a law office with a former teacher, we fundamentally understand the school system when providing advice and instruction to parents with exceptional children. To fully understand student and parent rights, and the options you can pursue, consulting our firm could make the difference in getting the support you need.

We handle simple and more complicated education law issues, including, but not limited to:

  • School suspension and expulsion hearings and appeals, including School Board hearings
  • Discipline and Office of Student Management and Alternative Programs (OSMAP) hearings
  • 504 plan eligibility and development
  • Casualty hearings and manifestation determination reviews (MDR)
  • Truancy issues
  • Ongoing behavior needs, including FBA and BIP development and implementation
  • IEP development and implementation issues
  • Special education and IDEA eligibility
  • Placement disputes
  • Transportation issues
  • State complaints, mediation and due process hearings

There are many options available. Our experience in the educational system is a fantastic resource for parents who are at a loss at how to help their child succeed. We work with a network of professionals, including psychologists, educational advocates and consultants, therapists, mental health practitioners, neuropsychologists, and other providers. We also handle juvenile court cases. No matter your child's issue, we will work with you to help you find a solution.

Preserve Your Relationships

Often, when parents attempt to deal with these institutions alone, emotions can become heightened and relationships can become strained. By hiring a lawyer you can mitigate or even avoid these issues. Our process involves efficient and practical problem solving to ensure your child gets support while maintaining positive working relationships with his or her school.

Ultimately, your goal and our goal is to work with your child's school to secure a positive outcome. Contact us online or call us at 703-291-6660 to discuss your issues and set up an appointment.

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The Law Office Of Joan H. Proper, PC
9300 West Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-291-6660
Fax: 703-574-8920
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