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Pennsylvania Education Law Attorney

Harrisburg Child Advocate Lawyer

A disabled child has the right to a free and appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). An appropriate education is vital to meeting the needs of a disabled child and allowing them to meet their potential.

Over the last several decades both schools and school districts alike have come to recognize that there is no such thing as a "typical" child and that all types of children face differing education related problems. As a result, they are now becoming increasingly obligated to provide specialized services for children.

If you feel your child is not receiving his or her full education as guaranteed by law, answers can seem almost impossible to find. Education law and local school board policies can read like a foreign language, and knowledgeable, caring assistance from school staff can be hard to find.

At Murphy & Murphy, P.C., we understand your frustration. As parents of children with special needs, our attorneys are dedicated to providing legal services for all children, especially those with learning disabilities and gifted children. They know how to identify and achieve your child's full education rights.

Child Advocates Fighting for the Full Education Rights of All Children

Our lawyers are fully experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of education law and special education law, as well as local school policies and procedures. They fully understand the emotional and medical challenges special needs children face and will meet with you to determine the full range of challenges your child faces, the services he or she has been receiving, and the full range of services he or she should be receiving.

Common legal issues our firm provides assistance with include:

  • Inadequate educational services for physically disabled children and children with autism, learning disabilities and other challenges
  • Insurance and medical issues
  • Failure to provide education service under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Development of a 504 plan and Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Improper discipline for children, including expulsion

Our firm will fight to compel your child's school to provide the full and comprehensive services your child needs. We will also attend all due-process hearings, including disciplinary hearings and expulsion hearings. Please note we can also protect your child's rights in juvenile court.

Experienced Legal Help - Now. Call 610-863-8502

We are extensively involved in local and national child's rights organizations and have worked for decades in child and family law. Please contact us to discuss the legal and educational needs of your child with an attorney or to set up a comprehensive review of the educational services available to your child.


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Murphy & Murphy, P.C.
106 North Franklin Street, Suite 2
PO Box 97
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
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Phone: 610-863-8502
Fax: 610-863-3022