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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.

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Tarrytown, NY 10591

New Jersey | (908) 242-3635

555 Route 1 South, Suite 340
Iselin, NJ 08830


by Paul N. Barger, Esq.

The first day of the new school year is an exciting time for many children and their families.  And for some families, the beginning of the school year can be the cause of understandable anxiety and numerous questions.

When a child is struggling in the district, whether because of learning challenges, behavioral concerns, social difficulties, or for any number of reasons, the first day of school is often met with trepidation.

There are straight-forward ways families can start the school year which, with cooperation from the district, will hopefully lead to a better experience.

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Upcoming Events

November 30, 2017 – IEP’s with Accountability

In collaboration with Tara A. Clancy, M.A., Literacy Remediation Specialist, and Shames JCC on the Hudson, Paul N. Barger, Esq., will present a workshop on IEP’s with Accountability on November 30, at 7:00pm.

Date/Time: November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm

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

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December 4, 2017 – Understanding ADHD: A View From The Inside

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., will present in collaboration with CHADD of Bergen County, a workshop on Understanding ADHD: A View From The Inside on December 4, at 8:00pm. 

Date/Time: December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm

Location: Valley Hospital, 223 N. Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ