May 15, 2017
From the very beginning of our IEP process for my daughter, it has been an uphill climb and challenge as our local school system kept coming up with excuses on why things could not be done and adequate support not be given. Working with Jessica was a pleasure as we brought her into the fray and with her support and longevity, we got the school system to give us what we needed. Words cannot say enough about Jessica's expertise and overall desire to see things work out, not only for us, but for all children needing the true support they need to excel in life and be given the chance to experience it to its fullest. Thank you, Jessica, and as a family we look forward to working with you in the future. May the Lord bless you and yours in all you do for Him, for what you do, definitely brings Glory to the Lord. :)
Special Education Lawyer Extraordinaire
May 10, 2017
Ms. Salonas effectively and efficiently advocated for appropriate supports for my child, along with compensatory services. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and collaborative with the entire IEP team. Hiring her was the best decision we made in advocating for my child's needs in school, and I would do it again without reservation.
May 9, 2017
She assisted us in getting an initial IEP set up for our daughter. She was very thorough and so easy to work with. She was encouraging for us, also. In the meeting, she was kind to the school workers, but firm and we ended up getting what we wanted from them (which is hard to get). She didn't back down and stayed on them until they agreed. We were so thankful we had her with us!
May 9, 2017
Jessica was co-counsel in our winning Due Process appeal against our local school system which denied our son (who has Down syndrome) with an appropriate education in his Least Restrictive Environment. Our case was so well-written and delivered that it has become effective case law that is preventing other children from being excluded from the regular classroom. This win would not have been possible without the extraordinary work of Jessica Salonus. Her expertise in special education law and remarkable command of ALL of the details of our case (and the defendant's case!) made all of the difference in our success. Jessica is a strong and effective attorney and advocate!