Advocating for Your Child
At Wong & Boscarine, we advocate for the educational and civil rights of students throughout Massachusetts. We help families successfully navigate the special education process with valuable legal advice and representation at every step – from reviewing IEPs, attendance at mediations, to representation at hearings at the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA). We have experience representing students with a wide range of profiles and needs. We have successfully advocated for clients’ inclusion in the general education setting and helped other families secure private, out-of-district placements. Whatever your needs, we are committed to helping students achieve their potential at school and beyond.
Who We Are
Attorneys Wong and Boscarine share a passion for special education law. Both graduated from top-tier law schools and worked as litigators at prestigious global law firms before choosing to dedicate their practice to the civil rights of students with disabilities. With a combined 20+ years of litigation experience and the compassion of parents with first-hand experience in special education, we know how to advocate for your child.
What We Do
Special Education Law
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") requires public schools to provide qualifying students with disabilities a Free and Appropriate Public Education ("FAPE") through an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP must address the student's unique needs and be reasonably calculated to provide an educational benefit.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In the public school context, a student found ineligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may quality for special education accommodations and…
Before a public school can suspend or expel a student, certain procedures must be followed in order to preserve the student's due process rights. If the suspension is for more than 10 days, or if the school is seeking expulsion, the student has the right to written notice explaining the charges, describing the supporting evidence, and specifying the date, time and…
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