Lisa Lapinski,Esq.,Special Education Attorney
Providing Special Education Legal Services for Massachusetts Families
Located in Concord, MA
"My special education law practice is informed both by my experience as a corporate litigator and by my personal journey with a child through the complexities of the special education process. I know the joys and pain of witnessing the successes and struggles of a child who is doing their best every day but can't seem to reach their goals. I also understand that busy parents can find the special education process and regulations bewildering."
Attorney Lapinski received her J.D. with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor's degree with high honors from Regis College. She completed the Parent Consultant Training Institute at the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) in 2015, including the 50-hour internship component, and attended the Summer 2018 Institute for Special Education Advocacy at William & Mary Law School.
Ms. Lapinski has assisted parents in securing appropriate out of district placements for their children, as well as in helping to maintain students in less restrictive public school settings with appropriate supports. She has worked with parents and students to attain individualized post-high school transition assessments and programming, and helped families get high quality independent evaluations to help IEP Teams understand the student's needs.
Attorney Lapinski is a past VP of Programming and served on the Executive Board of the Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN), an organization of advocates and special education attorneys that provides professional development, education and training for members to promote more effective advocacy for the students and families with whom they work.
She also has served as a trainer for the Federation for Children with Special Needs.
Ms. Lapinski is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Washington D.C.
Special Education Advocacy
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Lisa is ready to listen to your concerns about your child's challenges and to celebrate strengths. She wants to partner with you and your school district in working towards the student's goals, looking toward a life that includes continued learning after high school, meaningful employment and rich personal relationships.
The purpose of IDEA's guarantee of a "free, appropriate, public education" for children with disabilities is to "prepare [students] for further education, employment, and independent living." 20 U.S.C. sec. 1400.
And isn't that what we want for all of our children?
If you have questions about your child's school experience, contact Lisa.
Complimentary 30-minute phone consultation
Review of Evaluations and Eligibility Meeting Preparation
IEP Review and Team Meeting Preparation
Accompanying Families to Eligibility, IEP and Placement Meetings
File review and Summary of Recommendations
Section 504 Meeting Preparation and Plan Review
Preparation for and Assistance at Mediation
Preparation for Due Process Hearing
- The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for K-12
- Link to Technical Advisories issued by the Massachusetts Dep't of Elementary and Secondary Education to School Districts providing guidance on implementation of Special Education regulations
https://fcsn.org - Federation for Children with Special Needs -
- check here for a schedule of upcoming free workshops on Basic Rights in Special Education (overview of the process and applicable laws); IEP Development; Transition Services, and more
Lapinski Education Law, LLC
45 Walden Street, Suite 1
Concord, MA 01742
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