Workshop on Special Education Law and Advocacy

About the Workshop
Parents strive to be the best advocates they can for their child, but understanding the child’s rights under the ever-changing laws and regulations in special education can be challenging. Parents and professionals are invited to participate in a comprehensive workshop designed to familiarize participants with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and how to secure appropriate special education and related services.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Special Education Laws and Regulations: an overview of IDEA, FAPE, LRE and IEP;
  • The IEP Process: learn how to create a comprehensive education plan and identify appropriate and meaningful goals;
    Advocacy Techniques: discover successful negotiation, preparation and organization strategies, and ways to handle conflicts with your school district;
  • Due Process and Pendency Proceedings: learn about the procedure of appealing an inappropriate placement and what rights your child has during pendency;
  • Assessment and Evaluations: understand the different evaluation procedures, discover which tests are meaningful and why, and how they become critical to sustaining burdens of proving appropriateness;
  • Additional Legal Considerations: learn about special areas such as estate and financial planning, guardianships and supplemental needs trusts.
  • Mock CSE Meeting: participants will be given the opportunity to take part in a staged CSE meeting to learn effective techniques and ways to avoid common pitfalls.

Presenters
Sheryl Frishman, Esq.
Jill Faber, Esq.

When & Where
Friday, 14 March 2008
Greenville Community Church
270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale, NY
9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

Course Fees
Members – $25
Non-Members – $75

Lunch is included. Workshop is limited to only 50 participants early reservation is encouraged.

You may download the registration form here.

Source: Navigating the Spectrum

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