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Special Education Attorney


Law Office of Alison Sayar


At the Law Office of Alison Sayar, in Los Altos, California, I provide friendly, personable and compassionate representation for parents of special needs children in San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Redwood City, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Gilroy and surrounding communities. For nearly 20 years, I have focused primarily in the area of special education law.

During my career, I have worked to solve the very problems parents with special needs children are confronted with each day. I have particular experience assisting special needs children with cognitive delays, autism, learning disabilities, physical and emotional needs and ADD/ADHD.  I work with parents to get needed programs and services for their cognitively and/or physically disabled children through their schools, county governments and local Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA).

Retain the Law Office of Alison Sayar, and I can assist you by:

  • Discussing your child's needs and gathering important information;
  • Connecting you with appropriate medical resources to obtain an accurate diagnosis for your child's condition;
  • Identifying appropriate services and applying for those services;
  • Evaluating how your child will be best served, (whether in public or private school, or in a residential or county program);
  • Consulting with education experts to match the needs of the child with educational resources and other accommodations;
  • Helping you and your child to meet eligibility requirements for special programs offered through his or her school districts;
  • Assisting you in developing an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your child and obtaining school district consent for that plan;
  • Mediating on your behalf and/or representing you at Due Process/Fair Hearing.

It is often very difficult for children to meet eligibility requirements for certain programs. I help parents navigate the complex bureaucracy. When possible and appropriate, I save my clients money, time and effort, by seeking negotiated or mediated solutions with school districts. When necessary, however, I can advocate forcefully for you through litigation.

If you are worried about what life has in store for your special needs child, set your mind at ease. Get the help you need by calling the experienced special education law attorney at the Law Office of Alison Sayar today.