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Deborah Berger, Esq. is an attorney in Long Island, New York. Ms. Berger concentrates her practice in representing students and parents in all areas of education law in Long Island, New York.
Ms. Berger provides legal services in the area of special education, tuition reimbursement, student suspension hearings, residency, Section 504 accommodations in schools and bullying and harassment issues.
Ms. Berger is an Impartial Hearing Officer for special education cases in New York State. Ms. Berger is also a Special Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (Hofstra Law School) and is the Professor in Charge of the Juvenile Justice Clinic directed by Theodor S. Liebmann.
Special Education Law The laws and procedures governing special education are complex. There are different laws for children who require only accommodations from school, such as extended time on tests, and children who require specialized instruction in order to receive a free appropriate public education. Parents and guardians need to be fully informed about their rights in order to receive appropriate services for their child.
School Suspensions All children suspended out of school have rights that school districts must obey. Children who have disabilities have more protections regarding out of school suspensions. If your child has been suspended from school or the school is looking to suspend your child for a long period of time you should speak with an attorney familiar with the rights of students.
Residency Children have the right to attend school in the school district where their parents reside. There are many other issues that involve residency and if you are notified that your child may no longer attend school or the school district will not admit your child to school you should consult with an attorney familiar with the rights of students.
PLEASE NOTE MS. BERGER DOES NOT REPRESENT COLLEGE AGE STUDENTS OR PARENTS/STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY. MS. BERGER DOES NOT REPRESENT TEACHERS OR OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONNEL WHO HAVE EMPLOYMENT ISSUES.