"Tom Nelson is truly here for the kids. Tom helped my autistic son receive a regular education 1st grade placement as well as increased services for reading, writing, and math. It's refreshing to know an attorney who could help my child get the education he deserved, even though we could not afford an attorney." ~ Parent

"Thomas Nelson is a great special education attorney who helped make sure the school met my needs. What Mr. Nelson has done for me is something that not many attorneys in California could do. I am currently a student at Ohio State University. I am thankful to have had Mr. Nelson's help." ~ Student

At the Special Education Advocacy & Law Firm of Thomas S. Nelson, we realize the importance of education. With increased knowledge about special education advocacy & law, you can become a better advocate for your child!


IEP Evaluation Day offers parents a free professional evaluation of their child's IEP. IEP Evaluation Day offers:

  • One-on-one consultation with a special education attorney.

  • Review of your child's IEP, progress, goals, placement, services, and more!

  • Ask questions - This is your time, specific to your child's needs, all at no cost!

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Offered on a regular basis, Mr. Nelson provides helpful “hands on” workshops and instructional seminars so you can be a better advocate for your child. The workshops/seminars include:

  • IEP WORKSHOP DAY - Real life IEP will be examined with an emphasis on proper goal writing, preparation, and drafting the major components of the IEP.

  • AUTISM & ADVOCACY - Informational seminar on the legal standards for ABA therapy, 1 x 1 aides, behavior supports, home services, and regular education placements.

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY & THE LAW - Informational seminar addressing IEPs, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Free & Appropriate Education (FAPE), IEEs, and private placements..

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