Welcome

Welcome to SchoolKidsLawyer.com!

Our firm concentrates its practice in the areas of Special Education LawGuardianship and  Disability Law.

Our philosophy is to make access to legal and advocacy services as simple and affordable as possible. We understand that your focus is on your child, not legal matters. We also understand that attorneys can sometimes increase your anxiety. That is why we are advocates first and foremost.

We are also committed to respond quickly to your needs. As such we will always try to respond to your inquiries within twenty-four (24) hours.

Who We Are

SchoolKidsLawyer.com is a service provided by Thurston Law Offices LLC. Our mission is to assure that all children, especially those with special needs, have access to a Free Appropriate Public Education.  We aim to balance the power between schools and families.

Here is what parents like you said about us:

“Thank you so much for representing us through this entire elongated process. It has been such a pleasure working with you, you have given a voice to the voiceless [Child’s Name]. It has been a long journey in securing the right educational settings and therapies for our son which could not have been done without your knowledge and assistance. We will never hesitate to refer you to families struggling with the same issues. You have gone above and beyond our expectations for a lawyer, you give the profession a good name. Words cannot express our gratitude.”

Joyce and Erik S.

Read how we have helped some of our other clients.

More about Rob Thurston, the “SchoolKidsLawyer”.

How We Help

Advocacy and Legal Services:

Special Education Law

Guardianship

30 min. Consultation – $100

Resources to #KnowYourRights

General Practice to meet your other legal needs

Tell us what we can do for you!

 

SKL Blog

The Appropriate Use of Assistive Technology for Students – Antonia Guccione, MA, MS [Guest Blog Post]

Discerning how, when, and why students should access Assistive Technology to support learning involves many levels of decision making.  It all starts with the IEP, the student’s present levels of performance, his educational needs, and the impact those needs have on learning. Thank goodness there is help! The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative provides a series …

Which Teaching Style is “Best”? – Antonia Guccione, MA, MS [Guest Blog Post]

In the districts in which I taught as a Special Educator as well as in the districts where my own children attended school, parents would always advocate for certain teachers; “the good ones” —the ones whom everyone respected and the ones who always got good results.  It’s hard to say whether there is a correlation …

Why Schools Shouldn’t Reject Your Child’s Diagnosis

Recently, I have heard (far too many) stories from parents that the schools are taking away services from their child and/or denying providing services because the school does not believe the child’s diagnosis.  This is wrong and illegal on so many levels, but I will adress the three (3) most important reasons why schools should …