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Records essential to prove childhood disability cases

When applying to the Social Security Administration for children’s disability benefits, it is imperative to have medical records submitted, but school records will also play a key role in the hearing process. School documents, such as Individualized Education Program papers, will help show the special education services that have been received.

In the educational lives of students with special needs, IEPs are utilized to set reasonable goals for children and state the services which are being provided by the school. In many cases, this can be a key piece of evidence to show how a student has progressed or stayed the same throughout a school year.

These records will also likely include program modifications, how much the student has been participating in regular class with nondisabled students and any individual accommodations that need to be made.

In addition to IEPs, parents should arrange academic performance records, psychological evaluations, attendance records, specialized testing results and other school-based interventions which have come into play.

The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are experts in obtaining and presenting evidence of childhood disability. We have successfully represented hundreds of children before the SSA to obtain disability benefits.