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Lawyer advocates for special needs children

Beth Ross says the concepts she focuses on include “the least restrictive environment . . . and individual needs of the child.’’ Beth Ross says the concepts she focuses on include “the least restrictive environment . . . and individual needs of the child.’’ (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
By Cindy Atoji Keene
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2011

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For families of children with special needs, it’s easy to get lost in bureaucratic maze of jargon and acronyms. “It’s like a foreign language,’’ said Beth Ross, a special needs attorney who helps parents navigate the complex special education process. Ross helps parents of special needs students deal with school suspensions; disagreements over a diagnoses; or transferring children to public from private schools. She often juggles 15 or more cases at a time.

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