The special education law firm of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. is opening a new office in Georgetown, Delaware in an effort to more adequately serve parents in lower Delaware. Prior to this, their only office in Delaware was in Wilmington. This will be a big help to parents. If you are having special education issues with your child’s school and you are not able to resolve them, I would reach out to McAndrews.
On Monday, November 16th, they are having two education clinics in Georgetown in conjunctions with Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Here is a flyer:
While some schools can’t stand McAndrews because of lawsuits, they provide an essential service in Delaware and surrounding states by holding schools accountable for violations of special education law. If our special education system in Delaware did the right thing there would be no need for McAndrews, but until then they are desperately needed. It sounds like business is thriving in Delaware if they are opening a second office. Which means kids are not getting the services they legally deserve. Which also means schools are in violation. Any reader of this blog knows I am a huge advocate for special education rights and I will always advise parents to do what is best for their child, not the school. I do recommend trying to work things out with a school, but when you hit that wall (any parents who have been through this know exactly what I’m talking about) you need to advocate for your child and if you have to go that next step, McAndrews is ready to help and evaluate the situation.
As part of their advocacy, McAndrews goes a step further and holds these clinics throughout the year to educate parents about their rights. This is something the firm’s founder and managing partner Dennis McAndrews wants all his attorneys to do with these clinics and through community outreach. I attended one of these clinics a year and a half ago and it was well attended and parents learned many things they were not aware of.
For any parents in Kent County or Sussex County who may be in need of legal advice for special education matters, I would give them a call today!