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Special Education

School Discipline

Testing/College Accommodations

Human Service Providers

Adult Disability Services

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Our Mission

Our Values, Our Mission, Our Spirit

The law firm of Matt Cohen and Associates is a small civil rights practice concentrating in special education and school-related issues, the legal problems of mental health and human services providers, and the needs of children and adults with mental, developmental and physical disabilities.

Our services are provided through advocacy, informed and thoughtful consultation and representation in litigation and legislative and policy efforts. Many of our staff have personal experience in dealing with the challenges of people with disabilities through their own personal and family experiences. All of the staff bring a passion for justice and social change to their efforts, empathy for the challengess that our clients encounter and a commitment to excellence in the services we provide.

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July 28, 2020 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Dear Mr. Cohen,
Thank you for helping me get back to school. I am so happy to be back with my friends and my teachers. My mom and Dad are very happy too.
Thank you.”

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“Matt,
I really appreciate the time you spent listening to my complicated and mind bending situation with your school district. As always, your advice… “

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“Dear Matt,
As we close the chapter on public school education, I want to tell you how much we have appreciated all you have done for our family this past 3 years…”

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“Matt,
Thank you for all of your advice. Having been through multiple attourneys for my son’s case, none of them ahve been as great to work with…”

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“Dear Mr. Cohen,
I have been meaning to jot a note to you about —- with respect to her senior year. As you probably have surmised, everything worked out well with respect…”

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“Dear Matt and Team,
—- began school this week and is so excited. he seems ro really like it and has told us many times. Thank for for my —- school. Since we couldn’t have done…”

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Success Stories

Success Stories

Worked with district to determine appropriate tools and schedule for progress monitoring a young boy with complex learning challenges.

Secured private day school placement for a student in a school focused on Learning Disabilities.

Obtained settlement of DOJ complaint regarding discrimination by private school against student with ADHD.

Obtained settlement of federal court complaint regarding school district’s nonpayment of private school tuition, including reimbursement, interest payment, and attorneys’ fees.

Secured residential placement funding for student with severe emotional issues.

Secured private day school placement and bilingual evaluations for English language learning student with Rett syndrome who had not received appropriate evaluations or services from her school district.