According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Helping schools reopen safely and in ways that support equity among students,” is their top priority. This Q & A document answers questions about schools’ responsibilities to follow civil rights laws, most notably Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with… Continue reading David German
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For four decades, Valerie Vanaman has represented people who need help obtaining services from private and governmental agencies, providing knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation to families with special situations. Since entering private practice in 1980, Valerie has become an acknowledged leader in providing representation for individuals challenged with disabilities and for their families, securing for… Continue reading Valerie VanamanView Bio
Over the past decade David German has established himself as one of the most effective, knowledgeable, and compassionate attorneys working for students with disabilities and their families. He has successfully represented hundreds of families throughout California in special education due process cases. David also works with families on cases where a student has been injured or abused,… Continue reading David GermanView Bio
We offer a full range of special education representation.
Vanaman German LLP has a successful history of providing assistance to children with disabilities and families with members who are disabled.
Valerie Vanaman founded the first law firm in Southern California providing representation for children with disabilities in their struggle to receive appropriate educational programs and other benefits to which they were entitled.
Our attorneys, paralegals, and support staff are actively involved in a variety of forums as they seek to improve the services children and adults with disabilities receive.
We offer the full range of special education representation, from IEP advocacy to federal court litigation. Our experience in the field means that we not only know the law, but can understand diagnoses and psychological assessments to ensure that each student is provided with an education truly tailored to meet their individual needs.Read More
The appeal of a Regional Center’s decision is called a “fair hearing,” and we aim to make sure that’s exactly what you get. Whether you’re contesting an eligibility determination, advocating for an increase in respite care, or fighting for the vendor that best suits your loved one, let Vanaman German LLP stand for your rights.Read More
Your child doesn’t stop being your child when they reach 18, especially if he or she has a disability that impairs their ability to make the important decisions that adults must face on a daily basis. Our attorneys work with you to design limitedconservatorships that strike the rightbalance between allowing you to protect your young adult’s rights while still fostering independence in daily living.Read More
Injury and Abuse at School
When our children are at school, the adults who are there to teach and care for them assume a duty to keep them safe. If a child is injured due to the negligence or neglect of school personnel, or when an adult abuses a child, the physical and emotional harm to the entire family can be catastrophic. We have attorneys with extensive experience holding school districts and individuals accountable for causing injuries to children.Read More