Saturday, August 18, 2018
My next steps
In this new venture I will be working with the top Utah academics and experts who specialize in special education related issues. It has been a humbling experience to receive such a generous outpouring of support from so many.
Utah special education is long overdue for reform and I am proud to be leading that charge.
I am currently accepting new clients. I have two primary services that I offer at this time.
The first is IEP development advocacy and consultation. This is where I work with families and schools to encourage them to work better together to discover better outcomes for Utah students. The emphasis of this representation is on healing the relationship between parents and schools by engaging in a collaborative IEP process. The focus of this service is to prevent the need for litigation and attempt to solve problems before they progress.
The second service I offer is representation for parents in due process proceedings against their child's school. When things have progressed beyond the point of negotiation it is important that parents do not give up.
In the past Utah parents have not had any instate legal assistance for this type of litigation. As a result schools have gotten use to operating without any oversight. It has been a very humbling experience to help parents in these proceedings and to see the profound impact my services have upon these children's lives.
Please contact my office if you need any type of assistance on a special education related issue or know someone else who does.
You can reach us by phone or text at 385-495-5099, or email MarkAdamson@UtahIEPadvocates.org
Mark Adamson is an attorney who works in the Salt Lake Area. He is currently the only parent attorney in the state of Utah who specializes in Special Education Law. Additionally, he is an IEP consultant who is available to work with parents no matter where they reside. He went to college at UCLA and then law school at the University of Laverne. Much of what he teaches was learned from his experience working with the prestigious Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles. He is now working to bring the lessons he has learned to others on a grassroots level.