Attorney Beth E. Simon has practiced special education
law for non-profit organizations for approximately six years including,
most recently, at Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC). She also
has four years of litigation experience in both criminal and family
courts and three years of experience working in Cambridge Public School
classrooms. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York
Attorney Beth E. Simon has handled cases for students ages 3-22 years with diverse disabilities/suspected disabilities and school-related problems which include but are not limited to: autism spectrum disorders (the majority of recent cases handled); developmental, neurological and cognitive disabilities; emotional disabilities (including trauma and attachment); specific learning disabilities; students deemed "in need of supervision" for truancy or incorrigibility; behavior, attention, and organizational issues; physical disabilities; transition issues; language, communication and social skills deficits; and school discipline.
Attorney Simon's practice focuses on a continuum of legal advice and services for clients including: phone consultation; record review; assistance with, or drafting of, correspondence with school districts including response to Individual Education Plans (IEP's); attendance at school and/or Team meetings; referrals to, and consultation with, independent evaluators; placement/program observations; representation at mediation; legal research, writing and filing of Hearing Requests; further Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) representation including negotiation, drafting of discovery requests, motions, and settlement agreements; and further litigation when appropriate.