Adam Dayan’s interest in special education was sparked by his research on autism as an undergraduate student. He later became involved in coordinating fundraising efforts directed toward the education of individuals with autism. During law school, Adam Dayan was involved in the Autism Legislation Project, an endeavor whose mission was to build awareness about existing autism legislation and to advocate for the enactment of more such laws.
Adam Dayan began his legal career as an associate at a law firm known for its work in the area of special education law, where he represented families whose children had a variety of special needs. He moved on from that position in 2009 to pursue his dream of establishing his own law practice. The Law Offices of Adam Dayan is currently based in downtown Manhattan, focusing on representing individuals with a wide range of special needs. The firm focuses on matters relating to special education and broader education issues. A large part of the firm’s practice revolves around representing parents of children with special needs in pursuing appropriate educational programs and services for their children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Mr. Dayan represents clients through all stages of the special education process including impartial hearings, appeals, and negotiation and settlements with the Department of Education or local school districts. The firm advises parents about committee on special education meetings, preschool, early intervention, tuition reimbursement, related services, educational testing and evaluations, initial referrals for special education, and exploring special education schools and programs. As a secondary mission, the firm is interested in exploring how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues, and understanding new ways in which our own education system can be improved.
Adam Dyan graduated from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a published member of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Prior to that, he graduated from Baruch College where he was a Hertog Scholar and a member of the first graduating class of the Macaulay Honors College. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Adam Dayan is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), which strives to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education for children with disabilities.