For years, a trio of sadistic teachers at Long Beach Middle School subjected the special education children in their care to a litany of inhumane abuses. Fueled by drugs, anger, and the knowledge that the children would never reveal what they had experienced, special education teacher Lisa Weitzman, and her two teaching assistants, Lauren Schneider and Jean-Marie Lilley operated what witnesses eerily described as a “torture room.”
PLEASE JOIN US AS WE ANNOUNCE THE FILING OF A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AND BEGIN OUR FIGHT TO VINDICATE THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILDREN OF LONG BEACH AND TO EXPOSE THE CONSPIRACY.
Brad Gerstman, a well-known and well respected advocate and attorney for developmentally disabled children, lashed out today at the sexual abuse of a 14 year old mentally ill boy at the hands of a paraprofessional hired by the NYC Department of education
Speaker Silver Announces Agreement with Mayor de Blasio on Placement of Special Needs Children in Private Schools
We are excited the new mayor and his administration are serious about our most vulnerable in society and will ease the barriers for families seeking private school placement for their special needs child.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was swept into office under a tale of two cities banner that dramatically highlighted how New York has become divided by class. But there is another kind of class division....
Due to the overwhelming demand of parents in crisis across the region, Gerstman Schwartz, LLP, a premier New York special education law firm, with expertise in advocating, mediating and litigating on behalf of children with special education needs and their families, is expanding their special education law practice through their New York and Long Island offices.