Legal Assistance Program

The Legal Assistance Program provides life-altering educational improvements and changes in the form of legal assistance to families experiencing financial need and hardship with children in special education. Our mission is to provide these families with funding to secure a qualified special education attorney to fully advocate for their child’s free and appropriate public education rights. Special Education Legal Fund accepts grant applications for the Legal Assistance Program on a rolling basis throughout the year based on existing funding.

S.E.L.F. does not accept grant applications from families that live in Greenwich, CT.

The 2018-2019 grant cycle is closed. Please check back in Fall 2019.

PARENTS

Parent Education Program

The Parent Education Program (PEP) promotes S.E.L.F.’s mission of support to special education parents in the community with knowledge and resources. This series of education sessions and panels focuses on topics in the special education space to deliver information directly to families in need in Connecticut and Westchester.

AGENCIES

Agency Education Program

Special Education Legal Fund has developed the Agency Education Program (AEP), a groundbreaking curriculum designed for agencies and nonprofits that support families with myriad needs. This curriculum is designed to foster communication, knowledge, and understanding with families whose children may require special education support. Providing nonprofit partners with the tools to help families navigate the special education maze for their children furthers S.E.L.F.’s core commitment to educating families in communities in need. If you are a nonprofit or agency in Connecticut or New York and you would like more information about this program, please contact us.