Barbara J. EbensteinBarbara J. Ebenstein, Esq. is a parent and an attorney with law offices in New Rochelle, New York. Her practice focuses on the representation of parents in special education, general education, and related matters. Barbara is an adjunct associate professor at New York University where she teaches the graduate courses in Education Law. Barbara served as a member of the Disability Policy Committee of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, and she served as one of the surrogates speaking on disability issues on behalf of the campaign. Barbara also serves as an impartial hearing officer in New York City and Long Island, and as a Vocational Rehabilitation hearing officer. She represent families in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and all other counties outside New York City and Long Island.Barbara has extensive experience conducting CLE for attorneys and workshops for parents, advocates, school personnel, and other professionals from Hawaii to New Hampshire. She served as the lead instructor for the New York pilot site of the SEAT Project (Special Education Advocacy Training) and she serves as an attorney skills trainer for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). Barbara has authored articles on special education law from the parents’ perspective for numerous national publications. Barbara served as Chair of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) from 2005 to 2006. Barbara J. Ebenstein holds a J.D. from Pace University Law School, a M.A. in Education from Teachers College of Columbia University, and a B.A. cum laude from Boston University.Complete curriculum vitae is available on request.