Gabby, a middle schooler who is hard of hearing was very alienated in the classroom and was struggling academically. Due to lack of access to the assistive technology that was needed to fully participate in school, Gabby was negatively impacted both socially and educationally.
DRTx represented Gabby in a special education case and was able to gain access to the technology and support she needed from her school. Gabby’s mother expressed gratitude to DRTx in a letter following our advocacy intervention, “Thanks to your legal team, my daughter was able to get the technology in place for her to access her education as well as other services.”
Her mother reported that Gabby’s last report card following DRTx’s representation had straight A’s. Gabby also won the school science fair, and came in third place in the regional science festival. Most importantly, her mother added, Gabby’s self-esteem had grown tremendously. Her mother has no doubt that DRTx’s work changed the life course of her daughter.
DRTx is dedicated to helping create integrated classrooms where students with disabilities learn alongside students without disabilities. To learn more about the special education rights of students and parents, visit our education page.
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