How MURRELL & ASSOCIATES Can Help You
If you are a resident of the District of Columbia, and have a child with special education needs, or suspect your child has a learning disability, then Murrell & Associates is for you. Murrell & Associates is an organization composed of:
And we all share common aims:
- Social workers
- Educational Advocates
- Human Service Professionals
- Concerned Citizens
AN EFFECTIVE NETWORK PROVIDING ADVOCACY SUPPORT AND SERVICES.
- To protect the lawful education rights of disabled children and their parents.
- To foster the fair and just implementation of all laws regarding the rights of disabled children.
- To promote better understanding and cooperation among parents of disabled children, the special education community, and the public school system.
If you are a parent or professional who has difficulty keeping up with changes in special education laws and procedures, MURRELL & ASSOCIATES is for you.
Murrell & Associates keeps you informed of local, state, and federal legislative policies, issues, and resources.
Murrell & Associates delivers the tools that help you become a more effective advocate for children with special needs.
How MURRELL & ASSOCIATES Helps All Parents of Disabled Children
Legal consultation and assistance can be expensive, sometimes as much as $600 an hour. Not all parents can afford such fees--yet all parents want to ensure their child's educational needs are met.
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES provides legal expertise, as well as educational consulting on your child's educational program, all at no charge to the parent. So all parents--no matter what their child's disability--have access to the resources and services they need.
We can help you with:
- Classroom program and placement concerns.
- The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) process.
- Mediation with public school agencies.
- The Fair Hearing Process.
Our services are available to you through our network of legal and educational specialists. And because we work cooperatively with parents, public educational agencies, and the community, we are often able to resolve problems--before they become more complex. In fact, since 1997, Murrell & Associates representatives have achieved over a 98% success rate for our clients.
How Murrell & Associates Helps All Special Education Professionals
- Murrell & Associates Community Forum Meetings.
- Special Education Workshops.
- Consultations by telephone or appointments.
- Information networking on special education rights, policies, and procedures.
We also keep channels of communication open with legislators, elected local officials, and other policy-makers. As a result, Murrell & Associates has been able to provide community comment on pending special education issues.
How MURRELL & ASSOCIATES Helps the Community At Large
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES PROVIDES DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AREA WIDE SERVICES.
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES serves all clients in District of Columbia; English as well as Spanish Speaking Communities. We utilize a network of specially selected consultants who are able to meet with parents at the MURRELL & ASSOCIATES office, in the home, or other convenient meeting sites.
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES SERVICES ARE UNIQUE.
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES is the only District of Columbia Area organization solely dedicated to the area of special education and to providing legal and advocacy services to disabled children and their parents. Our services are non-litigatory and preventive in nature. Our service goal is to find constructive solutions to the disagreements that can occur between parents and local school districts.
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES SERVICES ARE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR PARENTS AND the DC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
The MURRELL & ASSOCIATES policy of no charge to parents assures that quality legal representation and Educational Advocacy is available to parents of all income levels.
Our legal approach also provides savings to DC school district. Most cases can be successfully resolved without resorting to costly Fair Hearings. This translates into significant savings to DC
school district -- savings that can be channeled directly to educational services for our disabled children.
MURRELL & ASSOCIATES SERVICES ARE VITALLY NEEDED.