Practice Information

The Law Office of Roberta S. Savage focuses on high-quality representation of students with disabilities in special education litigation. From initial assessment of your child’s case, to legal representation at mediations, hearings, and appeals, the Law Office of Roberta S. Savage strives to obtain positive results in program disputes and to improving the special education services provided to our clients.

Legal Assistance

The Law Office of Roberta S. Savage provides representation and legal assistance in the following areas:

  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)
  • Parent Training Seminars
  • Mediations
  • Due-process hearings
  • Appeals of administrative decisions

For your child’s IEP to be successful, it is important that we understand your child’s unique educational needs, the programs, treatments, or therapies that support those needs, and the environment in which the programs are implemented. We work together and analyze all aspect of your child’s program and determine if there is any missing information, if there are any gaps in support, and whether or not the services offered constitute a free, appropriate public education.

The Law Office of Roberta S. Savage understands that parents are frequently overwhelmed by the process of managing their child’s educational program. Complex special education laws, the myriad of assessments of your child, the volumes of paperwork that are required, and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles created by educational institutions, make the possibility of a free appropriate education seem impossible. Our goal is to help improve the quality of your child’s education by guiding you through the complexities of the special education arena, providing you with the information you need to make the right choices, and ultimately protecting the rights of your child.

Parents should not have their hands tied or be excluded from making important decisions about their child’s education. Parental interactions with teachers and district administrators should be productive. Meaningful participation in the educational process should be taking place. The Law Office of Roberta S. Savage opens the channels of communication between families and educational organization in an effort to find the best solution to meet the needs of each child.

The Law Office of Roberta S. Savage represents students eligible for special education under all categories. We have experience litigating throughout Northern California. Taking that experience and integrating it with other experts in special education, we determine what services are essential for the success of your child and actively seek those services from your school district.

Services For Your Child

Services that your child may be entitled to as part of a free and appropriate education can include:

  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Vision Therapy
  • Academic remediation
  • Tutoring
  • Non-public school services
  • Residential treatment programs
  • Mental health counseling

As your child’s legal representative, we will work together to obtain the right mix of services and support while building an appropriate educational program for your child.

***Legal Disclaimer***
The information contained in this website is provided as general information and is not intended as legal advice. Because the law is not static and one situation may differ from the next, we cannot assume responsibility for any actions taken based on information contained herein. Consult with an attorney to receive legal advice for your specific situation.