KJK Partners Susan Stone & Kristina Supler Offer Their Insight on IEPs and 504 Plans in AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine

May 3, 2024

KJK Partners Susan Stone and Kristina Supler, Co-Chairs of KJK’s Student and Athlete Defense Practice Group, have authored an article for AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine, discussing the intricacies of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans for families with children requiring additional support.

“Education plays a central role in shaping a child’s growth and development. For an autistic child, this process usually involves acquiring either an Individualized Education Plan [IEP) or a 504 Plan. It is important for parents to understand what these plans are, how their child qualifies for them, what is required to create effective plans, and how to advocate for their child’s needs.”

The process of developing an IEP involves many people and can take time, patience and cooperation. As noted in the publication, “In a perfect world, families would solicit the help of a lawyer who specializes in assisting autistic children. While this is not always possible, a lawyer can greatly ease the process and help parents know their child’s rights and needs are being met by the educational system.” 

Susan Stone and Kristina Supler are committed to safeguarding students, educators, and individuals with disabilities. Their team of special education lawyers in Ohio offers comprehensive support, from guiding clients through obtaining an IEP or 504 plan to advocating during meetings and representing them in legal matters pertaining to special needs in schools. 

If you’re an Ohio parent concerned that your child is not receiving the services, programs and interventions they deserve, our Special Education attorneys can help. Reach out to our office at 216.696.8700 or fill out this form. 

Interesting in learning more? Read our full article in AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine here.