have recently developed our Prepaid Group Legal Services Plan,
a particularly cost-effective way for parents of special needs children
to obtain individual legal advice in a group format that provides parents
with step-by-step training and advice on how to access special education
services for their children, but without the high cost of an attorney directly
communicating with a school district. This format has been developed
- An existing organizations of parents, or local chapter
of such organization, that is already organized to provide assistance
to parents, such as Associations of Retarded Citizens, Learning Disability
Associations, or Parent Advocacy Groups.
- An existing organization of parents who are already
organized around a common disability, or geographic locations, as a
result of frustrations in obtaining appropriate services for their children.
- An informal group of parents who would like to more
formally organize in order to maximize their resources in their struggle
to obtain appropriate services from a local school district.
See Prepaid Group Legal Services Plan .