LAS Helps Low-Income Families with Disabled Children Face Impossible Challenges
The New York Times explored some of the challenges faced by low-income parents of children with disabilities. Between work and childcare, these parents have little time to navigate the complex systems to secure educational and health services for their children. Although there are some pieces of legislation that have created legal protections for our clients, lack of funding for these services leave these families with little support.
“I love the IDEA, the A.D.A., 504. This is incredible legislation to not discriminate against people with disabilities. But if there’s no money support to provide everything? This is not so much the legislation as much as the implementation,” said Susan Horwitz, Supervising Attorney in our Education Law Practice.