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"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
                 ~ John Dewey
I will conduct an intensive two-day training for advanced professional lay advocates in “Representing Parents in Impartial Hearings” at the COPAA pre-conference in Philadelphia on March 10 and 11, 2016. This is a unique opportunity for a limited number of participants.

Registration has opened at the COPAA website.
Contact me for further information.

 

Consult: Sometimes parents just need some advice and guidance. School districts always have an attorney, even if he is not at the meeting.  Parents consult an attorney to level the playing field.  
Hire: Some parents are intimidated by CSE or Section 504 meetings, or they have a complex situation. These parents want an attorney to advocate and negotiate on their child’s behalf at the meeting. Having an attorney at the meeting makes it less emotional.
Hearings and appeals: Other parents have reached a point where the best option is an impartial hearing. They need an experienced special education attorney to carefully review the situation and make that determination.