Special Education

The education of students with disabilities is an important function of Michigan public schools. Every student with a disability has a right to an equal educational opportunity, and those who are eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are entitled to additional rights and protections. Schools often face a unique set of challenges when implementing the various federal and state laws governing the education of students with disabilities. Thrun Law Firm regularly assists its school clients in navigating these complex disability laws. Our special education attorneys are well versed in the laws that govern the education and rights of students with disabilities. Whether at the IEP table or in due process hearings and appeals, we combine legal expertise with practical advice to help schools address the special education legal issues that arise in their day-to-day operations. Our proactive approach and creative problem solving allows us to provide well-balanced solutions for even the toughest special education legal issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Child Find, Evaluations, and Eligibility
  • Cooperative Agreements and Contracted Services
  • Defense of Insured Claims
  • Due Process Complaints and Hearings
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • FAPE, LRE, and Placement
  • Funding
  • IEP Team Meetings
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • In-Services and Workshops
  • Mediation
  • OCR, MDCR, and MDE Complaints
  • Private Schools and Private Placement
  • Related Services, Supplementary Aids, and Accommodations
  • Resolution Meetings
  • Schools of Choice and 105c Agreements
  • Section 504
  • State and Federal Court Litigation
  • Student Discipline