This column will address reader’s questions and concerns regarding their child’s special education needs, as well as the services, programs and entitlements available within New York City.

Ms. Skyer started her career as a social worker in 1973, working in a clinical capacity in the field of special education. She was one of the founders and directors of Summit Camp and Travel, the City Lights Social Program, City Lights Supportive Apartments and Skyer Consultation Center. She co-authored the book, “What Do You Do After High School: The Nationwide Guide to Services and Programs for Learning Disabled Students.”

She entered law school in 1988 with the sole purpose of becoming a fierce advocate and litigator for “her kids.” Ms. Skyer’s firm is the largest in New York City that handles special education matters.

Ms. Skyer lectures frequently, and her latest book, “How to Survive Turning Five,” will be available through her offices and on Amazon in September, 2014.

Ms. Skyer asks readers to send their questions to rskyer@skyerlaw.com. She reserves the right to publish any question submitted and will change the names and identifying facts. Her answers, as well as the content of this column, are not intended as formal legal advice and are not a substitute for a legal consultation.