New Jersey: (908) 242-3635 | New York: (914) 902-5918 |
Attorneys working with families in a wide range of legal matters such as estate planning, employment discrimination, and civil rights complaints, with a special focus on Special Education disputes, and advocacy including claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as in disciplinary matters, arrests, criminal prosecution of students, bullying claims, guardianship & special needs planning.  Barger & Gaines also represents families in Real Estate transactions.

New York | (914) 902-5918

830 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

New Jersey | (908) 242-3635

555 Route 1 South, Suite 340
Iselin, NJ 08830


Access by Students with Disabilities to Accelerated Programs
by Lori M. Gaines, Esq.

There is a common misunderstanding by school districts that if students with disabilities meet school district requirements to enroll in accelerated programs they should not be entitled to receive the accommodations, modifications and specialized instruction called for in their IEPs. This misunderstanding is devastating to the students they impact.

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Upcoming Events

June 7, 2017 – The Rights of Students and Discipline in the Schools

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., will present a talk, in collaboration with Putnam Independent Living Services, on The Rights of Students and Discipline in the Schools on June 7th at 7:00pm

Date/Time: June 7, 2017, 7:00pm

Location: To be determined


June 15, 2017 – Sibling Support: “The Other Child” A Panel Discussion About The Dynamics in the Special Needs Family

Join us for a panel presentation, moderated by Paul N. Barger, and learn about the challenges and the joys of growing up as part of a family with a sibling who has special needs.  Panelists:  Nicholas Lombardi creator of the “I’m Not Misbehaving, I Have Autism” button.  Paulina Paras, Duke Undergrad studying Neuroscience, inspired by her experiences growing up with her sister with special needs, and Stefani Cohen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, available through a generous grant from UJA Federation of NY.  Stefani works with families with learning differences and special needs for over 20 years.   Q & A session will follow.

Date/Time: June 15, 2017, 6:30pm

Location: Shames JCC on the Hudson, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591