What to Expect
“Can we afford to pursue the funding we need for the education our child requires?"
This is a question that weighs on many parents when they consider fighting for their child's educational needs. Cynthia understands that parents need to know what to expect during the process to make financial decisions that affect their entire family.
When you work with Cynthia she'll take the time to thoroughly answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make this critical decision. It will also be an opportunity to strategize about affordable approaches to finding and funding the services your child requires. Here's an overview of the process:
If the DOE does not agree to settle:
Cynthia prepares you for hearing
Proceed to hearing
If decision is favorable receive funding within about 35 days
If the DOE approves the case for settlement:
Cynthia and DOE negotiate the terms
Cynthia drafts settlement agreement
Settlement submitted for Comptroller approval
If approved, parent receives funding within 35 days of DOE signature
You get in touch with Cynthia.
Initial consultation & engagement
Cynthia will send the 10-day notice letter to the DOE
Cynthia will file the due process complaint