Settlement Agreements: SHOULD WE GO TO SETTLEMENT WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY?

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Lois:  What should we do now after consulting with a special ed attorney? We had a consult with attorney who told me to document all emails from the beginning when my son had difficulties in school. He is now in a tbs because of severe anxiety and we want school district to pay. We live in NY and are complying with school district going to see all schools they are suggesting for him. Most of the schools treat autistic students and my son has no autism. Should we hire the attorney who charges 8,500 plus 10% for a hearing to hope the school district will settle with us? Should we(the parents) go to a settlement without an attorney?

Thank you!!!!!!

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Ildiko

I was in a situation like this, I said no. I am still fighting, because if schools can cover up wrong doing by “buying out” our rights for the support, it will only get worse. There should be no settlement, they need to provide what your child needs. I almost said yes to a school, like you mention, but I felt that my child does not belong there, he has other issues. A parent always knows better. They are just trying to find a better solution.