Esteban, 16, struggled in school for years. Frustrated with teachers who didn’t seem to know how to help him understand the curriculum, he lashed out and was suspended. His dad called the Law Center, and an education attorney helped the family and his school work together to create an Individualized Education Plan, also providing a referral for counseling. Now, Esteban’s school follows his plan and he hasn’t had any behavioral issues for over a year. Esteban is on track to graduate high school in 2019 and plans to go to college.

*Name and story has been modified to protect the identity of the child