Are Children with Autism Covered by the IDEA?

Children with autism are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and are entitled to a free appropriate public education. An evaluation can determine whether a student with autism can benefit from special education. Students with Autism can find educational success if they are provided with a customized learning plan.

Why Should I Attain an Attorney to Represent My Child with Autism?

It is very important that if your child has autism that their educational rights are properly advocated for. It is crucial that your child’s educational interests are adequately represented in IEP meetings and 504 plan meetings with the school district. Our experienced education law attorneys can also negotiate an appropriate educational placement if the school district is unable to meet your child’s needs at public school expense.


The experienced education law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. will assist in ensuring a child with autism receives the proper evaluations, education plan, and accommodations they need to secure their academic success.


Maya Murphy P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.


Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.


If you have any questions about education law in Connecticut or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or to schedule a free initial consultation today.