A SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL EMPLOY A WHOLE DEPARTMENT TO “MANAGE” ITS “POPULATION” OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS. A CHILD JUST HAS THEIR PARENTS.

WE CAN HELP TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

ABOUT ATTORNEY HEATHER ZAKSON

Heather represents children and adults in special education, Regional Center and discrimination cases and provides expert consultation on complex custody and guardianship matters. She is widely recognized for her creativity and tenacity on behalf of those whose rights have been violated and needs have gone unmet. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Brandeis University.

“Yes, the teachers and administrators care, but they are bound by and work for someone else, not your child. Services are delivered in a means that make fiscal sense, not what is most effective or appropriate. This is how education as whole works and Heather is your Superhero to fight this wrong and make it as right as possible.”
- Santa Monica, CA
WHAT WE DO/HOW WE CAN HELP:
  • Attending IEP team meetings with you.
  • Representing you in mediation, settlement negotiations, and due process hearings.
  • Obtaining Regional Center Eligibility and Services
  • Fighting discrimination and exclusion
  • Planning for shared custody, relative care, or Supported Decision-making.

Contact us to discuss what claims you may have, and how we can help.

Are you a Regional Center client?

California’s Regional Centers were established to provide a wide range of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities of all ages. We can help you get what you need.