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At Shields Law, we understand that navigating the complex world of special education law can be overwhelming and frustrating, especially when your child’s education and future are at stake.
That’s why we’re here to help. Our team of experienced special needs attorneys has been providing specialized legal services to families of children with disabilities for years. We are passionate about what we do, and we are driven by our mission to help families get the services and support they need to ensure their child’s success.
Our clients come to us with a wide range of concerns, from school abuse and bullying to lack of necessary services in school. We understand the root causes of these problems and the emotional toll they can take on families. That’s why we take a compassionate and empathetic approach to every case, working closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and goals. Our goal is to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome, from getting the needed educational services in place or ensuring your child’s school provides adequate protection against bullying to negotiating a settlement or taking the case to court.
Shields Law firm is a family law firm, run by Kevin and Liz, a husband and wife team. We treat every client like family. We are familiar with the school system and how it works and use that experience to help families navigate the often-confusing matters for their special needs children. Our clients trust us to provide them with the guidance and support they need to achieve their goals, and we are committed to delivering on that promise.
I am beyond grateful to have found Shields Law Firm. The level of professionalism, compassion, understanding that my son and I received was overwhelming in every good way! They are not only knowledgeable on the issues dealing with children who learn differently…
I had the opportunity to work with attorneys Kevin Shields and Andrea Koch. They are both good listeners and compassionate. Both attorneys helped me understand our legal rights and allowed me to make an informed decision. The communication was strong and they were both very responsive…
If you need help fighting for your children please reach out to the Shields law firm. They are very efficient. They are also very understanding. Everything was done promptly. Communication was 5 stars. I was very overwhelmed with this process but Andrea and the team was very supportive…
I appreciate Kevin, Nicole, and Andrea for assisting me with options to help my child receive help. Their assistance and professionalism has given me confidence on taking my next steps. I appreciate their experience and would recommend them to anyone…
Navigating the special education system can be overwhelming but
We offer specialized legal services to families of children with disabilities, including special needs planning and advocacy for special needs education.
Our experienced special needs attorneys can help you navigate the complex world of special education law and ensure that your child receives the services and support they need to succeed.
In Texas, children with disabilities who are between the ages of 3 and 21 are eligible for special education services. To qualify for these services, a child must have one or more of the following disabilities: autism, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment.
As a parent of a child with special needs in Texas, you have many rights, including the right to participate in the special education process, the right to request evaluations and services, and the right to appeal decisions. Shields Law can provide you with a detailed explanation of your rights and how to exercise them.
An Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, is a legal document that outlines the educational goals and objectives for a child with special needs. The IEP is created by a team of professionals, including the child’s parents, teachers, and other school staff, and is designed to meet the unique needs of the child. The IEP must be reviewed and updated at least once a year.
There are many ways to advocate for your child’s special education needs in Texas, including attending IEP meetings, providing input on your child’s goals and objectives, requesting evaluations, and communicating regularly with your child’s teachers and school administrators. Shields Law can provide you with guidance and support throughout the advocacy process.