Ask The Expert

Do you have questions about your child’s education program? AG Bell is here to help. The online Parent Advocacy Training course will answer many of your questions about educational law and how to develop your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

AG Bell offers expert responses to your specific questions. Bruce Goldstein and his associates at Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP offer guidance on education rights and special education accommodation strategies for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and seek a listening and spoken language outcome.

Information is based on rights and access supported by:

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Action (ADA)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

You may also call 716-362-1113 to speak with someone at Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP.

Bruce A. Goldstein is senior partner with the law firm of Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP, in Buffalo, N.Y. He holds the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated cum laude. He has more than 30 years of experience and concentrates his practice in the areas of education law, disability law, estate planning, not-for-profit corporation law, and health law. Bruce is a past president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and a recipient of AG Bell’s prestigious Honors of the Association award.




Every effort will be made to answer questions in a timely manner. All questions submitted for guidance may appear in an FAQ section of to more quickly aid families with questions. All questions and answers will remain confidential. The information in the “Ask the Expert” area of this site should be used as a guide to improve collaboration with your school administrators and child’s teachers. There may be variations in requirements and access to appropriate support in your particular geographic area. Any information provided by Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP is for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered legal advice.