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Selene Almazan, Esq.
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Last updated: 11/27/2018
Ms Selene Almazan, Esq.
Attorney (Individual Member) -- COPAA Community : All Members
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Selene Almazan Law, LLC
43 Randolph Road
Silver Spring
20904  United States
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301 288-4197 (Phone)
301 349-1364 (Fax)
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  Selene Almazan has represented students and families for over 30 years. Selene is a former Supervising Attorney for the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland where she represented children in the foster care system, including representation in special education matters. For nearly 23 years, Selene represented parents in special education matters with a primary focus on least restrictive environment (LRE) issues at the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education. Since September 2014, Selene has been the Legal Director for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) where she supports the work of the Amicus Committee as well as works on federal and local policy issues. In this position she writes appellate amicus briefs for appellate courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. Since May 2015 Selene maintains a private practice focusing on parent and student representation in special education matters, including LRE. Selene represents families at IEP team meetings, state complaint proceedings, mediations, due process hearings, suspension/expulsion proceedings and federal court proceedings, including matters involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. She has extensive experience training families, teachers, school administrators, attorneys and advocates on legal issues related to special education law as well as disability discrimination issues.
  All Neuropsychological Disorder, All Other Special Needs, Anxiety Disorders, Aspergers, Attachment Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Challenges/Discipline, Bi Polar Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Chronic Health Conditions, Civil Rights, College/Higher Education, Communication Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Discalculia, Discrimination, Down Syndrome, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Intervention (3-5), Emotional Behavior Disorder/Disturbance, Executive Function, Expulsion, Health Impairments, Hearing Impairment/Deafness, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities (LD), Medically Fragile, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological Developmental Delays, Section 504/Accommodations, Sensory Integration /Processing Disorder, Special Education/Idea, Specific Disabilities: Orthopedically Impaired, Speech and Language Disorder
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