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One Day Session

Thursday, March 9th

9:00 am - 5:00 PM

 

Audience Category: All

Audience Level of Expertise: All

Brief Session Description:

This one-day workshop is designed to help participants understand the true scope and importance of transition education rights.  We first look in detail at the legal basis for transition education.  Then we examine the specifics of transitional education for children who will transition in to post-secondary employment.  Finally, we explore transitional education for children, who aspire to acquire higher education.  The presentation approach is interactive, providing significant time for discussion and exploration of the issues and transition possibilities.  In addition to providing for in depth understanding of transitional education, materials provide extensive transition information and resources.

Presenters:

Mark S. Kamleiter, Esquire

Special Education Law and Advocacy

2509 First Avenue S.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 323-2555

 

Andrea MacIntire,

School Psychologist

409 N Carolina Avenue

Palm Harbor, FL  34683

(727) 642-4567

 

Deborah Campbell

SLP

297 N. Broad St.

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 212-2103

 

Presenter(s) Biography(ies):

Mark Kamleiter is Board Certified in Education Law in Florida.  He is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and the College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe School of Law-1978) in Virginia with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.  He has completed additional course work at the University of South Florida to earn a teaching certificate in Special Education, Varying Exceptionalities.

Mark has taught regular education (History, Geography, Government) at the middle school and high school level and for several years taught a course in Law and Politics at the University of South Florida.  He taught in the Pinellas County School system for five years, teaching the profoundly mentally handicapped and the autistic and serving as a behavior specialist.   Having practiced law in both Virginia and Florida, Mark has established a law firm, Special Education Law and Advocacy, in St. Petersburg where a major part of his practice represents of individuals with disabilities.  Mark served on the COPAA Board for fifteen years.

 

Andrea MacIntire, Ed.S., is an educational consultant and child advocate. Mrs. Macintire received her B.A. in political science and psychology from the University of Delaware in 1992.  Graduating with honors (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), she went on to earn an M.A. (1993) and Ed.S. (1995) in school psychology.  Prior to working in the school system in both Delaware and Florida, Mrs. Macintire was a legislative aide in the Delaware State Senate, working on the child advocacy bill that would later protect Delaware’s children from predators by requiring state and federal criminal background checks for all child care workers and educators.  Active in state and national politics, she was honored to campaign for (then, Senator) Vice-President Joseph Biden.


While working as a supervised school psychologist in private practice in Palm Harbor and Largo, Florida, she compiled a bank of research-validated academic and behavioral recommendations in such areas as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities across subject areas, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral issues, and neurodevelopmental disorders.  This collection of recommendations includes less common disorders, such as Tourette's Syndrome, spatial neglect, epilepsy, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, dyspraxia, and giftedness with learning disabilities, and is now shared with families in her job as an advocate.  Mrs. Macintire has worked with children of all ages, advocating for and designing educational plans for preschoolers through high-school students.  As a former nationally certified school psychologist with Pinellas County schools, she secured services for students from within an institution marked by a lack of resources, and worked effectively with all members of various multidisciplinary teams; and, as the parent of a child with multiple disabilities, she experienced first-hand the worry and frustration of navigating the impersonal, often times seemingly indifferent special education system. 

 

Deborah Campbell is the owner and president of Superior Therapy Services, Inc. and Administrator of Early Intervention Services. She has been Certified and Licensed as Speech/Language Pathologist for over 22 years.  Debbie is also a pediatric and adult Swallowing Specialist.  Deborah is a Certified Dyslexia Testing and Treatment Specialist in addition to a Certified Orton-Gillingham Barton Tutor at the advanced level.  She is a Certified Early Interventionist who specializes in birth to three-year old development. Deborah is a provider of the Making Math Real methodology from Berkeley University.  Additional credentials include Education Advocate, whose services she provides through the Law Office of Mark Kamleiter, Special Education and Law Advocacy (SELA).  Deborah has received training and continuing education in areas such as Lindamood Bell, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Integration, Special Education Law and Advocacy, Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and Voice (FEES)and Adult Neurology and is a Certified Neuro-biofeedback Technician.  Deborah is married with two children.  She is passionate about the services she provides to her clients.  Deborah also works diligently to make sure that her therapists and interventionist maintain the same integrity and quality of care that she expects of herself.


 

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