We can make a difference in the education of your child with special needs
Wiscarson Law serves a wide range of needs for individuals with disabilities. For over twenty years, our focus has been special education law, and ensuring that students receive a free appropriate public education. We primarily help families resolve special education issues and conflicts by working collaboratively with school districts.
Wiscarson Law understands that every individual has unique needs. Our attorneys and staff are here to ensure those needs are met in every facet of life. We simplify complex rules and regulations so that individuals and families can make informed decisions. We help families in a variety of ways, from providing behind the scenes advice to representing families in special…
In response to clients’ needs and requests, we expanded our services to assist with other disability-related matters. In addition to special education, Wiscarson Law can advise and assist clients with guardianship matters and with obtaining accommodations in higher education.
How We Can Help
We work individually with each family to understand their specific needs
What Our Clients Are Saying
Annie, I just wanted to formally thank you for being our advocate today during [our son's] IEP. I’m certain that without Wiscarson law, this would not have resolved so quickly. And now, we can celebrate that our beautiful son now has access to preschool just like his peers! Thank you, also to Diane for consulting with Annie and for the legacy you have built in Portland advocating for children with special needs. It’s incredible and such needed work. You all are wonderful people that we are so glad to have on our team.
When we learned that the general education placement was questioned by the elementary school, we realized that we needed additional help and advice. We contacted Diane Wiscarson and were from the beginning impressed by her services, her vast knowledge and kindness and how thoroughly she was prepared for each meeting. She offered professional support, intervened on our behalf at the school/district and was present with us at several IEP meetings. Due to her input and her interventions our son could stay in his neighborhood school and got all needed services implemented in his IEP. Diane is a wonderful person, highly knowledgeable in special education law, she has been supporting our son’s needs and even though she is a very kind person, she fights for your children’s needs. When it was time for our son to transition to middle school Diane again was a great help and advocated at the transition meetings and succeeded to receive for him the support he required at his new school. Her fees are very reasonable and her wonderful office staff and she are easy to reach for any questions. She relentlessly advocated for our son’s needs with the school, district and their attorney. We can highly recommend her, with her help our son has been able to thrive at his neighborhood schools.
“I just wanted to thank you for doing such an outstanding job in our quest to do the right thing for [our son]. When I met you, I knew that you were the right person for the job. You were always prepared and offered us the support we needed.”
“Thanks so much for your support and guidance with [our son’s] education. We would absolutely be lost without you!”
“Ms. Coulter was very knowledgeable in how to strengthen my son’s IEP and Behavior Plan. She is professional and works diligently to make sure the student is set up for success in school. The advocate, Lidia, at Wiscarson Law also is excellent. Highly recommend this firm.”
“Thank you again for your help in turning things around for [our son] his freshman year. We are so grateful for your expertise and skill in
orchestrating the changes that needed to occur to get things on track for success. He has thrived and will earn a modified diploma June 3rd. His case manager since mid-sophomore year and IA since spring freshman year were phenomenal in supporting him, encouraging him, and pushing him to learn and grow. Thanks again for your part in helping him along this journey, with immense gratitude and beat regards.”