Ilene Young Law Offices
Ilene Young Law Offices

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215 750-9500

Suite 204 ~The Lofts at Oxford Valley
172 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA 19047

xPennsylvania Special Education Attorney   Education Lawyer in Bucks County Pennsylvania Special education advocates

Representing families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania

Representing children and families with special needs in Pennsylvania, since 1981. Special education lawyer in Bucks County. Special needs issues in familyh law.

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Ilene Young Law Offices is a family, community and results oriented law practice. We have successfully represented members of our community in  education law, domestic relations, children's civil and juvenile rights, and disabilities planning.  Ilene Young has represented Pennsylvania parents since 1981, with a focus on children with special needs and learning differences, in administrative, state, federal and appellate courts.
Recent  Verdicts and Decisions
Columbia Borough S.D.: Hearing Officer overturns District disciplinary expulsion, returns student to local schoolroom. Click to read the decision

Council Rock S.D.:  
Federal Judge upholds award of tuition reimbursement for private placement, against District challenge. Click to read the decision.

Centennial S.D.:  A student's claim for money damages resulting from violation of his education rights survives District motion to dismiss.   Click to read the decision.

Mastery Charter School: Court orders Student  returned to her program and placement over Charter School's objection, after Charter School attempted to disenroll her.  Click to read the decision.

Federal Judge permits Student's 13 year claim for denial of FAPE claim to head for trial.  Click to read the decision.

Our Lawyers and Staff
All staff members are recruited from the advocacy community and have direct experience and familiarity with the unique issues and needs of families with disabilities.  Each  staff member is trained in special education advocacy. We have never represented school districts.  
Lawyer Ilene Young
Peter Graham

Advocate Rita Denis
Business legal assistant/notary public Michelle Winkeler
Legal assistant Colin Markey
Our office is dedicated to the fight against bullying in our schools, and the protection of the rights of victims and their families.  
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All content in this web site is provided for informational purposes only.  Legal services described in this web site are personally provided by Ilene Young, Esquire and associates.   Ilene Young is  admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, ED PA Federal Court , and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.  Associate attorneys at the firm are licensed to practice in New Jersey and Maryland.  Nothing in this site may be relied upon as legal advice
Education Law
girl doing mathStudents' Rights in Public, Private & Charter Schools
Special Education
Gifted  Education
Testing Accommodations Truancy Defense Expulsion & Suspension Defense
Bullying Victim's Rights
Students' Rights in College & Professional School
Student Rights Defense and Appeals
Disability Accommodations
High Stakes Testing
Academic or Disciplinary Dismissals
Scholarship Defense
College Athlete Defense
Misconduct Defense & Appeal

Family Law
Divorce, Custody, Support and Special Relief with a focus on the issues of children with special needs
Disability Rights
MHMR and MA grievances and disputes, Civil Rights claims, including Bullying claims and discrimination.

Trusts & Planning

Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts and Wills
Juvenile/Children & Youth 
Defense of juvenile charges, from arraignment to trial, with particular focus on school referrals to juvenile and children and youth authorities, special education issues in juvenile, and children and youth matters.
Veteran Claims 
Ilene Young is one of the few local members of the bar of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
 IEP Tune-Up
Be prepared for your next IEP meeting
Parents who wish to  participate more effectively in their child's special education program can meet one-on-one with a paralegal or advocate to  review your child's IEP and progress reports, and have your questions answered.  
Call 215-750-9500 to reserve a time for your one hour tune-up meeting or Email Michelle for more information.
Upcoming Special Education Law Seminars for Parents, Advocates & Attorneys

2018:  Pennsylvania Bar Association Exceptional Children's Conference  
October 8, 2018
"Headline Ethics: Isn't There a Rule for That?"
Also available by Ilene Young, from PBI :

Health  Issues in Special Education: Medically Fragile Children (publication)

Objection!  Evidence Issues in Special Education Litigation (publication) School Bullying (powerpoint)
Our Due Process Results
Council Rock S.D.:  Parents are awarded private school tuition reimbursement for denial of FAPE. Click to read the decision.
Central Bucks S.D. :  Parents are awarded full compensatory education for denial of FAPE in generic life skills program. Click to read the decision.
Centennial S.D.:  Parents are awarded two full years of compensatory education and an independent evaluation due to the District's failure to identify and appropriately program for the child... Click to read the decision
Pennsbury S.D.:  Parents are awarded full years of compensatory education for denial of FAPE.
Philadelphia:  Parents are awarded two full years of compensatory education for denial of FAPE. Click to read the decision


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