As a parent, you are your child's first advocate. Yet, many families face a battle when it comes to addressing the needs of their child in the school setting. As a parent and lawyer, Attorney Crist knows all too well the hard work and determination it takes to obtain an appropriate educational plan. Equally critical is ensuring these plans are complied with. Anything to do with a child is deeply personal. Decisions concerning educational plans, compliance with these plans or how a problem such as bullying is resolved is critical to your child not just today, but for your child's long-term well-being and success.
Federal and state laws mandate that every child has the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) according to his or her individual needs. A solid understanding of education related laws and procedures is necessary to ensure children are provided the education they deserve.
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~ One Goal ~
Your child being provided the best and most appropriate educational opportunities and experiences he or she deserves
available under the law.
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Ammann Avenue School, Mt. Lebanon's first school. Early 1900's
Special Needs & Gifted Students:
Evaluation Process Advising & Advocacy
Review of Evaluation Reports and Determinations
IEP & GIEP Plan Reviews
IEP & GIEP Meeting Representation
Section 504 Plan Reviews
Special Ed. & Gifted Due Process Hearings
Multidisciplinary Team Mtg. Attendance
Office of Dispute Resolution Mediation
Office of Dispute Resolution Hearings
State and Federal Court Representation
Social & Emotional Issues:
Sports Issues - Title IX
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"When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts."
~ Dalai Lama