Representing Students With Disabilities
Our DLSI attorneys represent parents and students in education matters in both state and federal courts and in matters before the Indiana Department of Education, including Special Education Complaints, Mediation and Article 7 Due Process Hearings.
We assist families with:
Special Education Matters
This includes issues involving eligibility for special education services, the amount and type of services received, educational placement determinations and discipline matters for students.
This includes issues involving the discipline of students with disabilities who may not have been identified yet for special education.
Section 504 Plans
This is for students with a disability who may not qualify for special education services.
Issues Concerning Accommodations for Students
This is for students with disabilities in elementary, middle and high school and in college.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should complete our application form and submit it by:
Disability Legal Services of Indiana, Inc. 5954 North College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220
If you email this form to DLSI via the website, the application may be accessible/viewed by others and therefore may not be confidential. Please do not send any additional documentation with the application. Once a completed application is received by DLSI, it will be reviewed to determine eligibility for services. Once eligible, the applicant will be provided a consultation appointment with an attorney to discuss their matter.
Eligible applicants whose annual household income is under 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL) will generally receive free services, while clients whose annual income is between 150 to 300% of FPL will be charged a low-cost fee for services.
Per DLSI guidelines, applicants living at 125% of FPL level will be given priority for services.
DLSI provides services to:
- Families who have concerns about a student’s special education and related services.
- Families who are concerned with their student’s academic performance or behavior and suspect their student may have a disability.
- Families of a student who has been subjected to disciplinary measures at school for behavior.
- Students who have questions about, or are having trouble accessing, disability services in college.
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