In-Service Training

The attorneys from WT have a vast amount of experience regarding in-service training for organizations in a variety of topical areas, including special education law, mental health and confidentiality, and juvenile criminal law.

WT represents a variety of education and mental health related organizations around the greater Chicago area, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and other collar counties, and throughout northern Illinois.

Some of the organizations for which our firm has presented in-service training include: the Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative, the Chicago North Learning Disabilities Association, the Chicago Public Guardian’s Office, the Community Foundation for the Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the Jane Addams School of Social Work, the Arc of Illinois, the Illinois Council for Children with Behavior Disorders and the Four River Special Education Cooperative. WT also has made presentations for state and national organizations including National Business Institute, MEDS-PDN, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education offering professional CLE and CE credits. In addition, WT is an approved provider through the Illinois State Board of Education for CEU and CPDU credits for educational professionals.

Contact us through this Web site or by calling 847-564-8662 to discuss scheduling in-service training for your organization today.

Practice Areas for Institutions

Every child has unique and individual needs. Due process, equal protection, and both state and federal special education law require that every student has access to an appropriate education. If your school district has failed to meet the educational needs of your child, we can help.

WTH staff is extremely knowledgeable regarding federal and state mental health laws and has experience representing schools, mental health institutions and professional organizations in all areas of mental health and confidentiality laws.

WTH has extensive experience in bill collection matters related to serving children and adults with mental health, drug rehabilitation or special education needs. Current Illinois law dictates that for children who are attending drug rehabilitation or special education services at private facilities, the school district of that child’s residence is responsible for paying for those services.

Unlike public schools and organizations who serve children and adults with special education or mental health needs, private entities can be held accountable monetarily should something unexpected occur. In these instances, it is important to have solid, experienced legal representation who knows how to navigate the mental health and special needs field in Illinois. WTH can provide that experience.

There is a lengthy and complex process for starting up a new private special education school and becoming approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. WTH can offer you the proper guidance and counsel during this procedure, which is needed to prevent future fiscal and programmatic quandaries.

Being a licensed private mental health or special education organization in Illinois which receives funding from one or more state agencies means that there is always the looming possibility for licensing or funding disputes with those agencies. WTH can help you in all aspects of these disputes.

Running a mental health or education facility involves not only being able to navigate both the research-based worlds of therapy and education, but also the daily business-oriented tasks which can sometimes become overwhelming and extraordinarily time-consuming. WTH has experience with a myriad of issues relating to how mental health and education services are provided, and can work with your company, partnership, group practice, or school to develop the business-based services and contracts to serve your needs.

WTH offers years of experience in the civil litigation arena, and our representation of parents in the state and federal courts encompasses various areas, including contract disputes, arbitration issues, administrative hearing appeals, as well as to the areas of school, special education and mental health laws.

The attorneys from WT have a vast amount of experience regarding in-service training for organizations in a variety of topical areas, including special education law, mental health and confidentiality, and juvenile criminal law.