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DID YOU KNOW?

Over 50% of juvenile delinquents


have undetected learning-related disabilities.
We believe the frustration of academic failure leads intelligent students with unaddressed disabilities to act out and get into trouble.

Education Advocacy Program


Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Center 800 S. Figueroa St., Ste 1120 Los Angeles, CA 90017 For Help with Your Student: (213) 736-1334 For General Information Phone: (213) 736-8366 Fax: (213) 487-2106 VP: (866) 912-8193 TDD: (213) 736-8310 Toll Free: (866) 999-3752
(We accept collect calls) (Aceptamos llamadas por cobrar)

Education Advocacy Program


Free and low-cost Advocacy, Representation, Academies, and Referrals For students and families With special needs Such as Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing, Vision, and Speech Disabilities.

60% of kids in treatment for


substance abuse have learningrelated disabilities.
Frustration and anger at not being able to learn normally lead children to selfmedicate with drugs and alcohol.

35% of students with learningrelated disabilities drop out of high school.


Given the right learning environment, these children could succeed at school and careers.

Inland Empire Program Toll Free: (866) 999-3752 Fax: (909) 460-2094 The Education Advocacy Program changes these statistics by giving students with disabilities the chance to succeed at learning, stay in school and pursue meaningful careers.

www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org

Services provided in English, Spanish, ASL, and other languages. Proporcionamos servicios legales en Espaol

We believe all students should receive the education they need to achieve their dreams.

The Education Advocacy Program provides:


Academies & Manuals on special education Special Education Advocacy & Legal Representation Outreach to parents, schools, courts and other organizations Referrals, information, and placement with Pro Bono attorneys Help for students in the juvenile justice system Free services for families with low incomes Low-cost services for those with moderate means

ACADEMIES & MANUALS


Education advocacy Academies are held at Loyola Law School and at local organizations. Academies are 8 hours, given in English and Spanish, and provide an overview of education law about learning-related disabilities. Academies help parents and students advocate for themselves by giving them information and tools to use. The Education Advocacy Manual is a selfadvocacy guide for students with disabilities and their families.

FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS REQUIRE THAT SCHOOLS FIND EACH STUDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. ONCE FOUND, THEY ARE TO GET AN ASSESSMENT AND RECEIVE A FREE AND APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION.

ADVOCACY & REPRESENTATION


The Education Advocacy Program offers individual legal representation to parents and students with learning-related disabilities. Some of these areas include:

Many students are not benefiting from these laws. Students with learningrelated difficulties are at high risk for educational failure, truancy, delinquency, and substance abuse if they do not receive appropriate education. Minority and low-income students are often left out of special education, which leads to segregation, ineffective education services, and failure in school.

Section 504 Plans & IEP Meetings Special Education Services Assessments Educational Placements Mediation Due Process Hearings Lawsuits State Compliance Complaints

REFERRALS & INFORMATION


The Education Advocacy Program offers information about legal rights and disability issues, as well as referrals to other organizations and Pro Bono counsel that provide support to families and students.