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Helping students with disabilities in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Ruder Law is dedicated to helping parents of children with special needs address educational problems throughout Western Pennsylvania. We assist parents in:


  • Identifying their child as eligible for special education services under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
  • Obtaining the specialized instruction needed to provide FAPE (a free and appropriate public education)
  • Securing necessary supportive services, such as one-on-one aides or behavioral supports,
  • Ensuring an educational placement with typical peers in the least restrictive environment (LRE)
  • Addressing disciplinary problems in manifestation determination meetings and expulsion proceedings
  • Obtaining compensatory education funds for past deprivations of FAPE
  • Pursuing reimbursement for private school placements
  • Stopping bullying and disability-based harassment within the school
  • Litigating disability discrimination and retaliation claims

Meet Our Team