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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Special Education During a Pandemic Webinar Registration

Parents have so many questions about their child’s special education rights and needs in this time of quarantine. Join Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge and attorneys Pete Wright, Piper Paul, Wayne Steedman, and Jack Robinson who are here to guide you through what the laws are and how to best support your child.

If you have any problems accessing this webinar, we will live stream to Facebook. Please like Dr. Roseann’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/DrRoseannCapannaHodge

Click here to register:  https://drroseann.com/special-education-during-a-pandemic/


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

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