We Are Here to Help You and Your Family

During this difficult time, there are many concerns we know you are coping with. We want you to know that Newman Aaronson Vanaman LLP remains active and committed to providing quality legal representation and to answering any questions that may arise regarding your child’s education or regional center needs.

To help families have access to information and legal support during this time, we will continue to see and work with new and existing families and friends by phone, video conference, or in person where it is appropriate to do so.

By completing our intake form we will reach out to you and provide assistance as needed.

April 27, 2020
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Education Department Affirms Access to Education for All Students

The United States Department of Education and Secretary DeVos announced today via press release that they would not recommend Congress add special education waiver authority to […]
April 18, 2020
Crafting a Daily Schedule for Your Child | LA County Special Education

Crafting a Daily Schedule for Your Child

If school is currently closed, your special needs child may be struggling to find a routine that works well for him. Whether you are currently in […]
April 18, 2020
How to Build an At-Home School Schedule | LA County Special Education

How to Build an At-Home School Schedule

With schools across the country switching to online instruction or even canceling classes for the year, it’s fallen on parents to take over the job of […]

About Us

Since 1981, Newman Aaronson Vanaman has provided assistance to children with disabilities and families with members who are disabled. It was the first law firm in Southern California providing representation for children with disabilities in their struggle to receive appropriate educational programs and other benefits to which they were entitled.

Newman Aaronson Vanaman remains committed to providing services for families and children needing specialized legal services. Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff are actively involved in a variety of forums as they seek to improve the services children and adults with disabilities receive.


We offer the full range of special education representation, from IEP advocacy to federal court litigation. Our experience in the field means that we not only know the law, but can understand diagnoses and psychological assessments to ensure that each student is provided with an education truly tailored to meet their individual needs.


The appeal of a Regional Center’s decision is called a “fair hearing,” and we aim to make sure that’s exactly what you get. Whether you’re contesting an eligibility determination, advocating for an increase in respite care, or fighting for the vendor that best suits your loved one, let Newman. Aaronson. Vanaman. stand for your rights.


Your child doesn’t stop being your child when they reach 18, especially if he or she has a disability that impairs their ability to make the important decisions that adults must face on a daily basis. Our attorneys work with you to design limited conservatorships that strike the right balance between allowing you to protect your young adult’s rights while still fostering independence in daily living.


Our estate planning division helps you manage the uncertainty of long-term fiscal planning for your relative with a disability. We use a variety of legal instruments, such as special needs trusts, in order to make sure that you have a plan in place that is custom made to meet your individual needs, and those of your loved one.

Meet Our Staff

Our schools have so many problems to deal with on a daily basis that the individual child — especially one who may have some special needs — may easily fall through the cracks. While parents generally try their best on their children’s behalf, sometimes they hit an administrative brick wall and still their children’s needs are not being met. That’s where the attorneys and staff at Newman Aaronson Vanaman come in. The attorneys of Newman.Aaronson.Vanaman are experts who, with the excellent support of their staff, comprise the team that will help you with any problems you may have with any of these issues.

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