News Story (New York)
Journal News (NY)
June 13, 2018
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Tags: Disability Rights, Education
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV)
The Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, a White Plains-based nonprofit law firm with nine offices across Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties, began receiving complaints about access to special education services from Mount Vernon families in the years leading up to 2013, when the suit was filed.
“We were approached by children who weren’t getting services and probably, in some of the more extreme cases … some weren’t getting an education at all,” said Robert Hermann, an attorney with the nonprofit. “Mount Vernon had not had a structure in place that was quick enough and forceful enough to get many kids aid promptly.”