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Children's Law Center attorneys provide comprehensive litigation services to students with disabilities in restraint and seclusion, school discipline (suspension/expulsion), special education and related matters. The CLCM also advocates for non-disabled students in school discipline cases, and in education matters, including homelessness, residency, and school records. Education advocacy is conducted at the school, administrative (Bureau of Special Education Appeals) and court levels. Education cases are derived from the Law Center's help-line, walk-ins, and case referrals from the courts, schools, legal aid programs, youth-serving programs and other entities.


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