Tommy was having behavioral problems at school and an attorney from the Legal Aid Children’s Education Legal Rights Team was appointed to his case. The attorney immediately realized that Tommy’s 504 Plan had not been transferred to his new school; therefore, appropriate accommodations were not in place for Tommy. The attorney was able to track down the 504 Plan from another county and transfer it to Tommy’s new school in Broward County. The new school has implemented the 504 Plan and Tommy’s behavioral issues decreased drastically. Tommy’s new school would not have known about his 504 Plan without the assistance of the Legal Aid attorneys; even worse, Tommy’s behaviors would have continued and most likely escalated. Fortunately, Tommy is now doing well, both behaviorally and academically.
*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.