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Webinar Series 2 & 3

 Export to Your Calendar 8/5/2020 to 12/31/2020
When: Live - Wed, Aug 5 - Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Where: WebEx Webinars - Links will be provided upon registration
United States


Online registration is available until: 12/31/2020
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Series 2 & 3 Includes the Nine Webinars Below

After completing your registration you will receive the following resources -

  • Links to all of the live webinars at the stated dates and times below.
  • Access to recorded presentations of all webinars after they've concluded.  Links will be posted 2-3 business days after live webinar date.
  • Access to webinar resources including presentations and white papers (if applicable).  Links will be posted 2-3 business days after live webinar date.  

Note: You can print or save the materials during the live sessions.

 

Series 2

2.1 - Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy: Taking Advocacy to the Next Level

Wednesday, August 5th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Maria Blaeuer, Esq. and Stacey K. Eunnae, Esq.; Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc. (AJE)

In this session, participants are introduced to the fundamentals of advocacy, giving parents and professionals a chance to practice effective communication, meeting and negotiating techniques. Further, participants learn how to take their advocacy to the next level by transforming truths into talking points, speaking truth to power in multiple forums (e.g. community meetings, local legislative bodies, state agencies, social media) and changing systems through collective action.
 
 

2.2 - Trauma and Learning: The impact of trauma on learning and how to effectively advocate for the student’s needs

Wednesday, August 12th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Sondra Kaplan, LCSW Clinical Social Worker; Louis H. Geigerman, President and Founder of National ARD/IEP Advocates

School shootings, natural disasters, and abuse at home – and now COVID-19 closures are a common occurrence in our daily media exposure. Our children and the adults who help them are ill- equipped to cope with these traumatic events. This presentation examines trauma and the student’s needs and effective interventions required under Section 504 and IDEA

 

2.3 - The Role and Power Of Independent Evaluations – How To Critically Evaluate And Use Independent Evaluations And Test Data To Secure Appropriate Placements And Services

Thursday, August 27th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Matt Cohen, Esq., Brad Dembs, Esq., Elizabeth Hooper, Advocate and Educational Consultant; Matt Cohen and Associates

Session provides information on types of independent evaluations, their potential use as evidence and as a tool for settlement, and how to evaluate test data and evaluations and position them for maximum impact.

 

2.4 - How to Speak So Schools Will Listen: Strategies for Collaborative, Effective, and Successful IEP Meetings

Tuesday, September 22nd • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Jennifer Engel Fisher, M.S. Weinfeld Education Group; Ashley VanCleef, Esq.

Do you ever feel members of the IEP Team are not listening or understanding you? Do have effective methods to document and communicate what the student needs? This session will empower participants use a variety of techniques to ensure collaborative, effective, and successful IEP meetings by presenters who have worked on both sides of the IEP table. This session will address issues relevant to understanding the perspectives of all members of the IEP team to effectively advocate for students and avoid costly mistakes, including those seen in case law. This presentation will also include how to effectively communicate using remote tools during COVID-19 school building closures.

 

Series 3

3.1 - The State of the Twice Exceptional: Potential, Challenge and Where Endrew F. Should Take Us

Tuesday, September 8th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Michael Eig, Esq. Michael J. Eig and Associates; Rich Weinfeld Weinfeld Education Group

The presenters discuss the growing recognition of students who are Twice Exceptional (“2E”) including the impact of Endrew F., on the 2E population. The presenters will provide an overview of Endrew F. explaining specifically how the Supreme Court’s language helps attorney, parents and advocates focus school systems on both the identification of 2E students, and consideration of progress in light of their potential and unique circumstances.

 

3.2 - FBAs and BIPs: Obtaining a Quality Evaluation and Using It to Make Your Case

Wednesday, September 30th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Michele G. Scavongelli, Esq. Senior Counsel The EdLaw Project.; Lindsey Snider, BCBA Proven Behavior Solutions

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are instrumental in understanding why a child is engaging in a challenging behavior and providing an effective treatment plan to replace the behavior with new skills. In this session, jointly led by an experienced BCBA and a special education attorney, attendees will learn their legal rights for securing an FBA, what makes a quality FBA and BIP, and how these tools can be used to advocate for necessary services and placements for students with a wide range of disabilities.

 

3.3 - Ethics for Special Education Attorneys

Wednesday, October 7th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Jodi Siegel, Esq., Chelsea Dunn, Esq. Simone Chriss, Esq. Southern Legal Counsel

Ethical issues often arise in representing parents and students in special education proceedings. Through presentation and interactive styles, this session provides in-depth information in three pertinent areas: client-lawyer relationship, cultural competence, and attorneys’ fees.


3.4 - Civil Rights Damages in Special Education Cases

Tuesday, October 13th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Marcy J.K. Tiffany Tiffany Law Group, P.C.

Learn how to identify potential civil rights issues in special education cases, as well as the legal and procedural requirements for pursuing damages under the various civil rights statutes.

 

3.5 - Year In Review

Tuesday, October 20th • 2:00 -3:15 pm EST

Judith Gran, Esq., Reisman, Carolla, Gran, Zuba LLP

Year in Review.

 

Cost:

Advocate and Related Professional: $109
Attorney: $179
Parent/Military/Student: $79
Guest: $279
Small Org: $289
Medium Org: $539
Large Org: $739
Xlg Org: $939


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