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Special Education

Leading Advocates in RI and Southern Massachusetts

With more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients in special education matters in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we are widely recognized at the state’s premier special education attorneys. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is a complicated federal statute which addresses the legal rights of children with special education needs. The IDEA is codified in federal regulations and then either mirrored or expanded upon in state statutes and regulations. We have represented school districts and parents in all facets of special education, including but not limited to IEP and 504 meetings, mediation, RIDE hearings, manifestation determinations, due process hearings, federal district court and the 1st Cir. Court of Appeals.  HCL also provides clients with comprehensive in-service and professional development in all areas related to special education, from Response to Intervention to 504 compliance and many more. 

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