Special Education Law and Disability Law

Advocating throughout the State of Maryland

Many families face tremendous challenges navigating the complex laws and procedures governing educational rights for children and adults with special needs. The attorneys at The Steedman Law Group are dedicated to providing experienced, compassionate legal representation and advocacy to assist in securing equal access to appropriate educational services and supports for all differently-abled individuals.

We provide special education and disability advocacy services and legal representation for the following:

  • IEP Meeting Process
  • 504 Plan Process
  • Identification/Child Find
  • Appropriate Educational Placements
  • Anti-Bullying Advocacy
  • Discipline Issues (Suspension/Expulsions)
  • Boundary Exceptions
  • Disability-based Attendance Issues
  • Home and Hospital Instruction
  • Transition Planning
  • Dispute Resolution/Mediation
  • Due Process Hearings
  • MSDE State Complaints
  • Appeal Proceedings
  • ADA Accommodations
  • Standardized Testing Accommodations
  • Special Ed Law Presentations for Parents/Community Groups

We serve individuals with a wide range of special needs, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delays and Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Disorders
  • Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Impairments
  • Intellectual/Cognitive Impairments
  • Social/Emotional Disabilities
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Physical Disabilities (Orthopedic/ Visual/ Hearing)
  • Medical/Health Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Executive Functioning and Processing Speed Disorders

We serve clients in all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, and have provided advocacy and pro hac vice representation for individuals in numerous jurisdictions outside the state of Maryland, including Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Florida.

All students have a right to an appropriate education, and every learner deserves an opportunity to achieve meaningful progress and success. At The Steedman Law Group, our mission is helping children and adults open doors to those opportunities.

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Our New Address:

Bel Air Square
260 Gateway Drive, Suite 11-12 B
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Covid-19 Updates

MSDE Bulletin #20-03 – Providing Continuity of Learning to Students with Disabilities during COVID-19

20-03 – Continuity of Learning for SWD

Disability Rights Maryland Brief Guide for Parents: IEP Modification/Amendment or Individualized Continuity of Learning Plans: Preserving the Rights You and Your Child Have Under the Law

DRM Brief Guide for Parents #2

LATEST GUIDANCE FROM MSDE – Serving Children with Disabilities During School Closures Due to COVID 19:

Click on the links below for the latest Technical Assistance Bulletins from MSDE:




MSDE Bulletin- Serving children under COVID-19 Pandemic

Click the link below for Dr. Salmon’s Response:

Response Letter-Provision of Education to Students with Disabilities

Click the link below for a chart of MD School District Continuity of Learning Plans:

MD School Districts COL

Click the link below for MSDE Response to COVID-19 re: Nonpublic Special Education Schools:

MSDE Response on COVID 19

Latest News

Mainstreaming (LRE) and FAPE in 2018

Mainstreaming (LRE) and FAPE in 2018 Analysis of L.H. v. Hamilton County Department of Education By Peter W.D. Wright & Pamela Darr Wright  …if it is truly [the disctrict’s] view, then it.

Endrew F. v. Douglas: U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Analysis

Endrew F. v. Douglas: U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Analysis On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Endrew F. v. Douglas Co. Sch. Dist.,.

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: Analysis of Oral Arguments

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District: Analysis of Oral Arguments On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Wayne, Cheryl, and Leslie traveled to the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in.

Bel Air Square
260 Gateway Drive, Suite 11-12 B
Bel Air, Maryland 21014