Reasonable Accommodation In Schools
While a school doesn’t need to go to extreme lengths to accommodate disabled or handicapped students, or students with mental or physical issues that affect learning, a school does need to provide reasonable accommodation under the New Jersey education rights laws and under federal law. Yet once an “IEP” (Individualized Education Plan) or “504” plan is in place, what happens when the school doesn’t follow it?
Because IEP plans are “reasonable accommodations,” we at the education rights law firm of Costello & Mains feel that the failure to follow an IEP or 504 plan is a violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which requires that public institutions reasonably accommodate disability. We can offer contingent representation in using the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to hold educational entities and professionals accountable who and which do not provide “reasonable accommodation” that the 504 and IEP plans represent. Legal remedies can include money damages on behalf your child.