Protecting the rights of students with disabilities and special needs

Is Expulsion Really Necessary?

School expulsion is a serious consequence, and it will have a major impact on the future of your child. Mitigating the harsh consequences of a school expulsion hearing is vital to the healthy development of your student. Although many parents feel it would be easier to take care of a special needs child at home, a school setting can provide beneficial structure, socialization with the other students, special education programs and services, accommodations, and learning opportunities that benefit the child.

An experienced lawyer can protect the rights of your family and help you keep your options to expulsion from school open. At the Law Office of Sidney Kraizman, I help families throughout Michigan at school expulsion and school suspension hearings.

In many cases, the allegations of misconduct or school expulsion may be the direct result of a student’s diagnosed or undiagnosed disability. If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the IEP should provide positive behavior supports for students with special education needs consistently from teachers across the board. An improperly drafted or implemented IEP can result in poor behavior and misconduct.

If your child’s school has not identified your child’s disability, I can assist you in making a request for a special education evaluation. With rights protected under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, special education students have  options at disciplinary and school expulsion hearings.

Is It Possible To Stop Disciplinary Action?

An expulsion can dramatically – and negatively – affect your child’s future. Many schools do not handle disciplinary matters properly, but it may be possible to stop harsh disciplinary action. Every student in Michigan has a right to fair, just and respectful interactions. I will protect your child’s rights at disciplinary hearings.

I will be there to represent and advocate for you and your child at the disciplinary hearing with their teachers, principal, school administrators and school board. Whatever you have to go through, I will be at your family’s side helping you with all your legal and school administration concerns, including when you are contending with:

  • Suspension hearing
  • Expulsion hearing
  • Expelled student
  • Fighting
  • Accusation of theft
  • Verbal outbursts
  • Truancy

For some students, a change of environment, positive behavior support and an appropriate positive behavior plan may be necessary in order to facilitate a successful educational environment. It is my goal to help you and your child come up with a solution that works.

Do Not Give Up. Contact Me Today.

The representation of an experienced attorney can be invaluable for the future of your child. I truly understand your situation. I can work with you and the school to address the needs of your child, including if your student is dealing with chronic illness, undiagnosed psychological issues or disabilities that may be resulting in disciplinary problems. I will help you make sure that the needs of your child are met. I have more than 40 years of experience assisting families to solve underlying problems. Call the Law Office of Sidney Kraizman in Detroit at 313-488-1760 or send me an email to schedule a consultation.