Dartmouth, MA  USA 

NELDC advises and represents families of students with disabilities in communities across New England.   We have educational advocates and experienced attorneys that assist parents and students at every stage of the special education process.  We work with  Attorney Michael Turner and The law offices  of  Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, as well as the Federation For Children with Special Needs to insure your child's right to a free and appropriate education. Our educational advocates  deal with educational  issues involving your child's educational rights including your child's right to Individualized Educational Plan IEP or 504 plan that is specific to his or her's individual needs.  

NELDC is  a nonprofit organization and educational advocate  services are provided on a sliding fee scale.  Don't wait. Call us now at 508-717-4110. Our regular hours are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Saturdays  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  

Our work ranges from consultation, such as advice and strategy with regard to a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), through dispute resolution. We are skilled at negotiation and mediation.  The Educational Advocacy Project  will attend team meetings, mediation and  administrative hearings before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA).  Our Legal Staff provides  experienced in state and federal court litigation. We are familiar with the broad range of issues that arise, from determination of a child’s eligibility for special education, to obtaining an appropriate in-district program, to securing public funding for a private school placement. We represent students with all types of disabilities. At the core of our practice is our commitment to making the law’s promise of free appropriate public education (FAPE) a reality.

We also advise and represent families regarding their rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, including Section 504 plans. We protect regular education and special education students involved in bullying or harassment. We represent regular education and special education students at disciplinary proceedings, such as expulsion and suspension hearings.

Neldc, through it's affiliation with Attorney's specializing in Educational Laws, as well as our educational advocacy team comprising of educational and parent advocates  provides a wide range of legal assistance to students and adults with disabilities who are seeking accommodations for educational testing or professional licensure examinations. We represent students who need accommodations in college or graduate-level programs.  Our legal team  represent students who face college or university disciplinary proceedings. We also represent individuals with disabilities who are seeking services from state agencies such as the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

With more than 30 years’ experience in the field of special education and disability rights, NELDC  combines a reputation for excellence and depth of knowledge with personalized service. We are dedicated to helping parents and students obtain their goals.

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