2E Legal Practice

Legal Advocacy

  • Sosne Kondé Policy Solutions, PLLC, offers legal services in the entire metro region:
    • Virginia,
    • Maryland, and
    • Washington, D.C.
  • We offer advocacy, legal counseling, and representation for families of students who are not satisfied that their children are receiving what they need from public school.  This can include strategy advocacy sessions for parents of general education students, students with disabilities, gifted students, or even twice-exceptional students (2E).
  • Special focus on helping parents of twice-exceptional students (2E):
    • Review of documents
    • Legal counseling and strategy planning
    • Assistance with all aspects of special education process:
      • Identification and eligibility
      • Drafting IEPs and 504 Plan language
      • Representation in school meetings, administrative hearings, and court
    • Education advocacy
  • Using our unique approach, we combine our legal and government relations expertise to help clients resolve their conflicts with outside-the-box solutions, without the long wait for a court case and judicial ruling.

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Sosne Kondé Policy Solutions, PLLC? We know school systems through our consulting experience, advocacy and lobbying, and legal expertise.  These experiences set us apart from other law firms that serve clients through the traditional practice of education law.  We combine legal expertise, keen analytical skills, and government relations expertise to advocate for our clients. We create outside-the-box, proactive solutions for schools to implement, along with concrete goals, measurable short- and long-term objectives, and sustainable actions.

For example, we counsel education clients about their children’s legal rights and help navigate the IEP and 504 Plan process by partnering strategically with parents and school staff.  Together, we work in a proactive and strategic way to develop concrete, sustainable plans that can be implemented and measured.  Our unique approach applies facilitation skills, inside knowledge of school systems, and education policy prowess to achieve results for our clients.

Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Twice-Exceptional Students

This approach is particularly helpful in our work counseling and representing parents of twice-exceptional students – gifted students with special needs (due to dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety, or ASD, for example.

Resources

We have been compiling a list of helpful 2E Resources.

May these resources help you to better understand twice-exceptional children and their legal rights, as well as the laws, regulations, and administrative processes you will need to apply to guarantee those rights.

We recommend that you review these resources to partner more effectively and efficiently with us.  But please do not consider the 2E Resources page as a substitute for legal advice.  Contact us today for legal counseling, strategy sessions, drafting of IEPs or 504 Plans, and/or representations in meetings, hearings, or court.

2E Blog – Changing the Narrative on 2E

Read our upcoming series of articles on CHANGING THE NARRATIVE ON 2E.

Here’s an excerpt from the January 6, 2020 post:

Twice-exceptional (2E) children have both gifts and special needs, so schools need to see them as individuals and act accordingly. Often schools focus their efforts on addressing the behavioral challenges from ADHD or ASD, for example, and then they’re done. In focusing only on the challenges, however, school staff often forget that 2E students are gifted, with the potential to see, achieve, and reach past our wildest dreams.  Schools need to “change the narrative” – focusing instead on supporting children to meet their potential, achieve, and serve our communities as adults.  2E students think outside-the-box and make connections that neurotypical children may not make so easily.  We need to nurture their talents and support them toward high achievement, whether that’s getting them college-ready, preparing them for employment, supporting their invention ideas, or mentoring their entrepreneurial dreams.

See our post on  high school planning: Finding 2E Students’ Strengths and Planning Accordingly  (January 11, 2020)