Families often face overwhelming challenges in obtaining educational services for their children. Often, parents do not understand how to interpret standardized educational assessments, how to access services, or how to best advocate for appropriate educational plans. Similarly, professionals who work with children with disabilities may not have sufficient training in special educational law and may not realize how they can impact a child’s ability to obtain critical educational services and accommodations.
The Special Education Advocacy Legal Clinic assists children with disabilities by:
In protecting children's legal rights, DePaul is committed to becoming a resource for professionals and parents who may not be familiar with special education law. The clinic gives families a voice in determining their child’s educational placement, curriculum, and individualized accommodations and services.