logo Ilene Young Law Offices
215 750-9500

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

Special Education Lawyer in Pennsylvania, representing families and children since 1981.   Special Education Lawyer in Bucks County Pennsylvania,

Representing families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Ilene Young Law Office
s is a well known, established, family, community and results oriented law practice
. We have successfully represented the parents and children of our community in education law, domestic relations, civil and juvenile rights, disabilities planning and litigation
since 1981, with a focus on children with special needs and learning differences.  Many of our clients have been with us for over a decade.

Representative  Verdicts and Decisions:

A sampling of reported decisions in our school law litigation on behalf of Parents.

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

Central Bucks S.D.: Parents are awarded compensatory education for denial of appropriate special education, available for use to pay private school tuition pending District provision of program.Click to read the decision.

Pennsbury S.D.: Parents awarded compensatory education and tuition reimbursement for  District failure to provide appropriate special education.Click to read the decision.

Upper Dublin S.D.: Parents awarded compensatory education for denial of FAPE due to inadequate reading program. Click to read the decision.

Downingtown S.D.:  Parents awarded multiple years compensatory education and tuition reimbursement for denial of FAPE.
Click to read the decision.

Commonwealth Charter School: Parents prevail on a multiple year denial of FAPE claim under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Click to read the decision.

Columbia Borough S.D.:  District ordered to return student to regular placement from disciplinary alternative school. Click to read the decision.

Charter School Parents are awarded multi-year tuition reimbursement, compensatory education, and out of pocket costs.
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.

Philadelphia:  Parents are awarded two full years of compensatory education for denial of FAPE. Click to read the decision

Education Law

Representation of parents and students in all school law matters, including  Special Education, Gifted Education, Higher Education, Disability Accommodations, Testing Accommodations, Academic Disputes, Discipline,  Juvenile Referrals from Schools Districts, Alternative Placement Defense & Negotiation, Tuition Reimbursement Claims, Truancy Defense, and Bullying Victim's Rights.  

Family Law with a Focus on Special Needs

familiyDirect representation and specialized consultation, for special needs issues in divorce, custody, support, including adult child support issues, in all suburban Philadelphia counties.
Disability Rights
boy with bookMHMR and MA grievances and disputes, Civil Rights claims, including Bullying claims and discrimination.  One of the few offices to have filed and settled federal damages claims against School Districts for failure to address disability-based bullying.
Disability Planning
We form  relationships, providing  legal roadmaps and support as parents navigate their child's disability entitlement throughout their lifetimes.  Some of the tools: Guardianships, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, assistance in securing and appealing denials of benefits from behavioral health and social security;  guidance in transitioning from school-aged services to adult.  

Welcome to our practice

    We understand that many parents who contact a lawyer about their children are uncertain of their legal rights and options.   Our initial consultation is tailored to provide potential clients with the information necessary to make informed decisions.  There is no charge for the first 30 minutes.

NOTICE:  During the COVID emergency we offer telephone and virtual consultations.

To make an appointment, call our office number 215-750-9500  or EMAIL A REQUEST  In response to your email, you will receive a welcoming call or email and instructions for submitting any documents or other information you wish us to review.

Ilene Young EsquireFounder and Owner Ilene Young has represented the interests of hundreds of Pennsylvania students and parents over the past 30 years.  She is a frequent consultant, writer and speaker on disability issues  and  education law.

Education and Admissions: Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD 1980, with honors, 3 bests, Barrister's Award for Trial Advocacy.  Pa. Supreme Court, Eastern District Federal Court, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs.
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.

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Our office is dedicated to the fight against bullying in our schools, and the protection of the rights of victims and their families.  


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