About Special Needs

Marc Davies has spent fifteen years solving complex problems for people and companies in need. He diagnosed his son Zach with Asperger Syndrome eight years ago, and began the long journey of discovery, learning about the myriad programs and treatments available, and the complicated hoops one must jump through to get them funded. Marc quickly learned of other families taking their own baby steps on this journey, and began helping out where possible. He then moved into the legal arena, taking pro bono cases for families trying to get additional accommodations, or private school placement for their children.

Yearning to make his work with the special needs community into a full-time job, Marc decided to leave corporate life, and opened his own law firm, Davies, P.C., which offers a range of services to help families with special needs. Marc’s work helping families construct useful IEP’s lead him to write an essay entitled “Building a Better IEP,” which is available here. He also provides advice to families with special needs children, including what Marc calls “Tips from the trenches: advice from a parent and lawyer about services and funding options available for special needs children.” Marc is still learning, and gets most of his insights into the inner workings of Asperger’s from his son, who is now a Junior at the Crefeld School, and who can articulate the benefits and limitation of Asperger’s as well as anyone.

Marc earned his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University in 1997, where he was an Associate Member of the Temple Environmental Law and Technology Journal. Marc also attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Masters Degree in Environmental Science, with distinction, in 1994 and a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1990.

Marc lives in Wyncote PA with his wife, three boys, a dog, cat and three chickens.