Jo Anne Simon, P.C. provides direct representation to people with disabilities. The practice provides experienced help for clients who believe they have been discriminated against in higher education, high stakes standardized testing, or employment due to their disability.
The firm has successfully advised individuals with disabilities and their parents on receiving accommodations on tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, the USMLE, and the New York Bar Exam, to name a few.
Ms. Simon is a passionate fighter for the civil rights of people with disabilities. In her over 30 years of experience working with the disabled community, Ms. Simon helped create the field of post-secondary disability services by working at the grassroots and organizational levels. Since its enactment, Jo Anne Simon has worked for effective implementation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, and before that, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Her early career as a teacher of deaf and deaf-blind children and as a college disability service provider gives her a unique perspective on the law.
Ms. Simon is a frequent speaker on the rights of people with disabilities, advises faculty and administrators in higher education and transition, and works to combat unfair standardized testing procedures. See the Selected Decisions section.