I think it is so very important that parents of special needs children have a lawyer. We ended up having to hire a lawyer from CSNLGfor my son this past year. We were trying to enroll him in school, and the school refused to put him in the class we requested. The lawyer was able to advocate for us, and he is now in a classroom. I am so happy with the outcome. That way a child can be advocated by someone else, and ensure his need are cared for.