Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP Co-Sponsors Seminar on Special Education Law

February 14, 2019 in Firm News, Press Release

NEWARK, NJ, February 14, 2019 – Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP is co-sponsoring a free seminar for the parents of special needs children. Entitled Navigating the Bureaucracy of the Special Education System: Practical Strategies and a Primer on Legal Rights, Partner Thomas J. O’Leary, will be a featured speaker and Melissa Ruvolo, Esq., of Ruvolo Law Group will moderate the discussion.

The goal is to educate parents about special education law and provide them with practical information and strategies on how to more effectively advocate for services from their school district. The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the offices of Ruvolo Law Group in Morristown, New Jersey.

Mr. O’Leary has an extensive background in complex litigation and special education law. He is committed to representing individuals with disabilities and their families. A substantial focus of his practice concerns the legal rights of disabled individuals, including special education, the American with Disabilities Act, and accommodations for “high stakes” testing including licensing examinations. His deep understanding of special education issues has been informed by personal circumstances involving his own child. From a legal and personal perspective, he appreciates the unique challenges that parents face in raising children with special needs, and in obtaining the education and services to which they are entitled.

Ms. Ruvolo is a family law attorney and co-owner of Ruvolo Law Group. She is also a parent of a special needs child and understands the emotional and financial struggles experienced by families with special needs children.

For more information on the program or special education law, contact Thomas O’Leary.