Special Education Advocacy

Mary Gibbons Stevens knows first-hand the challenges faced by parents of children with different abilities.  For parents navigating the complicated special education process, she offers a blend of compassionate representation and zealous advocacy.  She has  personal and professional experience with special education law and will take the time to get to know your child’s unique needs.

Services include review of education records, communication with school personnel, representation at IEP team meetings, negotiation with the school department, and legal advice based on state and federal regulations and statutes.  If necessary, she will represent you at administrative due process hearings before the Department of Education and civil actions in the United Stated District Court.

A Message to Parents:

You are your child’s first teacher and strongest ally.  Trying to do what is best for your child can be a daunting task, especially when your child has a disability.

The law provides each child with a right to a free and appropriate public education.  But what is an appropriate education for your child?  How do you know if your child’s educational needs are being met?

A parent advocate can help steer you through the special education process.  Our work is built upon a trusting partnership with parents, and this partnership is vital to effective advocacy.  Together, we can ensure that your child receives the education he or she deserves.

 For more information on special education advocacy and consultation, please contact Gibbons Stevens Law Office at 207-703-2950 or send an email to MStevens@GibbonsStevens.com