This presentation will focus on how to navigate the special education process when advocating for your child, including a discussion on your right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Included in this discussion will be the common pitfalls in the IEP process when attempting to resolve decisions about eligibility, evaluations, services and placements, tips about what to do when schools say “no” and ways to resolve disputes.
Speaker Nora Belanger, Esq. is a special education and disability rights attorney in Norwalk, Connecticut. She has been in practice for over eleven years and has successfully represented hundreds of children with disabilities. Having been a special education teacher in a prior career, Attorney Belanger brings this invaluable experience to her legal expertise. Attorney Belanger has been a speaker at numerous parent groups on the subject of special education law and parent’s rights. Meet Nora at http://norabelangerlaw.com.
Held at the Waveny House, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT. Refreshments served. Sponsored by SPED*NET, Special Education Network of New Canaan. RSVP to Judi Anders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-801-0794. For more info on SPED*NET New Canaan, check www.spednet.org. If New Canaan Public Schools are closed, the talk will be rescheduled.