Welcome! I am Bonnie Spiro Schinagle. Here is what I wrote in an article that just appeared in the C.U.N.Y. Law Review, published by the City University of New York School of Law:
Both Section 504 and the IDEA have had massive, positive social impact…. People who would have been hidden away from society in the 1970s are seen in schools, the economic workforce, and even in popular culture. For those parents who have had to advocate for their children, however, the process often remains daunting, overwhelming and exhausting. IEP formation meetings are often fraught with tension. Parents are faced with the challenge of absorbing a tremendous amount of information; they need to learn about their children’s disability, educational methodology and the law.
That reflection resulted from personal experience. Perhaps you can relate. I am extremely proud of all of the expertise I have gained through a combination of scholarship and experience, but am also honored to serve my clients. I am a special education lawyer. I am proud of what I do. I look forward to helping families in New York secure justice for their children and to continuing in my contributions to the area of special education law. Welcome to Schinagle Law.