Elias is an active 7-year-old who is faster than he looks – just ask his mom! When he started kindergarten, he had trouble learning – the words on the page didn’t make sense to him and he struggled with concepts that were basic for some other students. His school didn’t do a great job working with his educational needs because they didn’t have enough teachers, but his mom knew that he deserved better. She worked with an attorney from the Law Center to help the school understand that they had to follow the law and ensure that he had the same educational access that other students do. Now in second grade, he is in special education and learning at a rate that works for him.

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