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Education Advocacy Program

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To learn more about our work in education advocacy, click here to view our Year-End Report for 2023.

Are you a parent or guardian of a child struggling in school because of difficulties due to a behavioral, intellectual, or developmental disability or issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic? Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada provides advice, training, advocacy, and legal representation in special education to parents, guardians, relatives, and Volunteer Education Advocates. To learn more about the services we provide, please call us at 702-386-1070, option 6, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Overview of Special Education

Section 504 is an accommodation plan that is provided to a student with a disability that affects the student’s learning but doesn't require special education instruction. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is an expansive federal law that covers eligible students with disabilities and ensures the opportunity to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Students must be referred for an evaluation to determine if they're eligible for special education and related services.

Volunteer Education Advocates

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in need of more volunteers to advocate for children’s special education needs and rights. We provide training and support to Volunteer Education Advocates who are willing to speak up for children with disabilities, ensuring that their schools are meeting their needs.

We're looking for volunteers 18 years of age or older who have no personal or professional interests that conflict with the interest of the student. Visit www.lacsn.org/edadvocate to learn more.