Disabled Rights Are Civil Rights…

autism attorney brad gerstmanEven though the Americans With Disabilities Act was enacted well over 25 years ago, there are still countless individuals within our nation’s disabled community who continue to struggle against numerous legal obstacles to their civil rights. Among that population are the 1 in 68 children who are identified as on the spectrum of Autism, with over 1.2 million people under the age of 21 who have some form of Autism.

The attorneys of Gerstman Schwartz & Malito have long recognized the challenges faced by this segment of our population. As the premier special education law firm, the attorneys at Gerstman Schwartz & Malito have dedicated themselves to fighting and advocating for these children and their families, helping them overcome the hurdles that often hinder their access to the appropriate resources. Clients receive the utmost care and attention, with a broad range of services at their disposal to help expedite the process. Assisting clients with obtaining justice for families that face civil liberties violations.

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito’s special education law firm is helmed by attorney Brad Gerstman.

In addition to being a leading New York State attorney, lobbyist and communications specialist, Mr. Gerstman is also both founder and board member of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation, a family foundation that provides summer camp experiences to children with physical and developmental disabilities. He has served on the Long Island Advocacy Chair for Autism Speaks ands well as having served as the advocacy chair for the 2007 Long Island Walk Now for Autism Planning Committee. In 2008 Mr. Gerstman was appointed by Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi to chair his Autism Coalition and was recently elected to the Long Island Autism Coalition Board to serve as Counsel to their organization.

Keenly aware of the challenges that await the family of a disabled child, Mr. Gerstman is a problem solver with a fierce determination to defend his clients in making sure they receive the best possible care they deserve.

Unfortunately, abuse of people with disabilities is an all to common occurrence in our society. Because disabled individuals are often discriminated and disrespected, and their civil rights are often violated, it is critical that we do whatever it takes to protect this fragile contingent.

If you or someone you know has suffered abusive civil rights violations because of a disability, whether at the hands of a caregiver, a relative or service provider, it is vital that you know that there are options. Carefully evaluating the laws that apply to each specific case, Gerstman Schwartz & Malito will help identify those responsible for the harm suffered and how to prove that they acted with intent. The firm will remain by your side, to guide you, advise you and help you make important decisions related to your case. Gerstman Schwartz & Malito strives to ensure that all aspects of a particular case will be meticulously examined so that the best possible outcome can be achieved.

You can contact Brad Gerstman at (516) 880-8170 and bgerstman@gerstmanschwartz.com