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Special Education Lawyers & Child Advocates

Jeffrey Forte and the attorneys of Forte Law Group are special education lawyers and child advocates representing children with special needs. Forte Law Group empowers parents to advocate for their child’s rights. Your child is your life. But what happens when your child with special needs isn’t progressing at school? What happens when the school district decides to deny or take services away from your child? What happens when the school isn’t following your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

If you think your child is not receiving an appropriate education, Forte Law Group is here to help. By law, your child with special needs has rights and is entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). When the school district makes decisions that you neither agree with nor advances your child’s education, our firm is here to represent your child and where necessary bring a due process action against the school district to protect your child’s rights.
 

Advocacy & Solution Focused

Forte Law Group is an advocacy and solution focused law firm that represents children and families across the entire state of Connecticut who are in need of legal representation for matters involving special education law, Section 504, disciplinary, suspension and expulsion, transition planning into adulthood, bullying and harassment, juvenile justice and defense and related educational consulting legal services. We are ready and experienced to litigate when needed to ensure your child’s rights are protected.

We focus our efforts on ensuring that each individual child we represent receives high quality legal representation that is thorough and compassionate. We believe each individual’s case presents its own unique set of challenges, which means our team ensures every client receives individualized legal representation and support both in and out of meetings, proceedings and hearings.

Cost Effective High-Quality Results

Forte Law Group is one of only a very few law firms within the state of Connecticut that is dedicated to exclusively representing families and children with special needs. We embrace technology and innovation to deliver personalized service to our clients and children we represent. We strive to be the absolute very best in everything we do. We improve our performance continuously and underscore the importance of productivity.

We take pride in being the premiere primary care lawyer for your child’s education. We maintain a strong commitment to our clients and represent across the state of Connecticut by providing cost-effective legal representation while delivering high quality results.
 

Connected with Leading Clinical Experts

The law firm was founded on the principles of innovation, diversity and exceptional client service. Forte Law Group frequently collaborates and consults with leading clinical experts within specialized fields to support our team and the families we represent in gaining a better understanding of your child’s unique case as well as to develop individualized strategies to promote solution-focused outcomes. Our approach is designed to evaluate all potential solutions so that we can identify the best outcomes for your child.

We understand the children and families we represent are faced with a number of barriers that our team must consider when developing a positive action plan so, we are here to listen to put Forte Strength on Your Side.

 

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PRACTICE AREAS

Assessments
&
Evaluations

Is your child struggling in school? You may want to consider making an initial referral for special education eligibility to have your child’s school team assess and evaluate ….

 
Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex, lifelong neurological condition and developmental disability characterized by an array of differences in social communication and …

 
Bullying & Harassment

If your child is a victim of bullying, you will want to consider seeking immediate legal representation. Whether it be physical, verbal or cyber bullying, these matters need to be taken seriously …

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
& Special
Education

As we all come to grips with the new temporary norms across our country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical we understand and fully appreciate the impact this outbreak…

Disciplinary,
Suspension
& Expulsion

There are many reasons children experience challenges within the educational setting. In some cases, a child’s problem behavior interferes with their education …

Dyslexia and
Specific Learning
Disabilities

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is recognized within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Dyslexia is neurobiological in origin and impacts reading …

  
Juvenile Justice & Defense

Recent studies have found that over seventy percent of children within the juvenile justice system have educational disabilities, the vast majority of which have an Emotional …

Manifestation Determination Review Hearing (MDR)

Oftentimes a child with a diagnosed or undiagnosed behavioral based disability may face a school-initiated expulsion hearing due to a child’s challenging
behavior …

 
Private School Placement

If the special education program within your local public school is ineffective for your child, then you and your child’s school team may need to consider changing your child’s …

 
Section 504

We at Forte Law Group advocate for the rights of every child regardless of disability. Often times children with food allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions require …

Special Education
Law & Child
Advocacy

Forte Law Group firmly believes in focusing our efforts on the representation of children and their families in legal matters regarding special education law and related practice …

Transitioning
Planning into
Adulthood

It is important that as a parent you take action with preparing for your child’s transition into adulthood. This process begins very early on in your child’s educational career. By the age …

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