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What Our Clients Are Saying

“Thank you for helping my parents with my placement at school. For the first time in my life, I am attending a school where I can communicate visually with my hands. The people at [school] are very supportive, and every day here offers me a new opportunity to learn. Last week, I played in my first Special Olympics basketball game. Thank you for all you do!”

A Student

I am very pleased with the services that Diane provided and would happily use her again. The wheels were falling off the bus when it came to not just my child’s education, but every aspect of his life. Diane had a solid relationship with our school district personnel that allowed the process to get him help move very quickly. I was touched by the compassion and understanding that she brought to me as a parent, not just a client. I also greatly appreciated the practical advice she provided when laying out options. She never tried to sway me one way or the other, she just presented the factual information and what I could expect when considering different courses of action and then she supported me with the path I chose. I found her to be easily reachable and responsive to my inquiries.

“Words can’t describe how much better we feel knowing that someone is willing to help us get our son’s educational needs met. I must admit — it was pretty awesome to watch you in action. So thank you again for all that you’ve done for us.”

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.

“Diane and her team (particularly Lidia Saavedra) were an unmeasurable help when my 15 y.o. child was experiencing severe physiological stress which was causing dire consequences for her school life. Negotiating PPS’s process alone seemed confusing, and more or less opaque, which is a terrible place to be with one’s child’s welfare in the balance. With the help of Diane and her team, we were able to put together a plan for my child that was extremely helpful at a very difficult time. The legal support was thorough, detailed, understandable and effective. The advocacy was assertive and confident, but never confrontational. I recommend these folks strongly. And my child is doing well now I am relieved to add.”

Good afternoon. I have attached [my son’s] recent success, over 500 points possible in math last 6 weeks and he scored 97%. Teacher said he has never seen anything like it in his class (nearly 20 years experience) and [my son] is helping other students in the class when he finishes his work. None of this wold be possible if Lidia and your staff had not helped us put all the correct safeguards in place in his IEP. Thank you!

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