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Basic Rights Workshop

Posted by SwampscottPAC on October 15, 2012

The Swampscott Special Education Parent Advisory Council and The Special Education Advisory Council of Marblehead will be co-hosting Basic Rights in Special Education, presented by Attorney Clare Vann – Federation for Children with Special Needs.
When:  Tuesday, October 23rd

Where:  Swampscott High School – 200 Essex Street – Room B129

Time:  6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Basic Rights workshop provides families and others interested to an introduction on the rights and responsibilities under:

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Massachusetts Special Education Law      and
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

This workshop is designed to help people be effective partners with a child’s school, to decide a child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor a child’s progress in school. Clare Vann is a special education attorney in private practice representing parents in their efforts to get the special education services and program their children need. She began working in the field of special education law in 1981 as a volunteer at the Federal for Children with Special Needs, where she was quickly hired to help teach special education advocacy courses and to train parents in their rights under special education law. She frequently conducts workshops on special education law on behalf of the Federation, and she has recently written a guide on transition services and issues for the Federation. (The transition guide is expected to be published by the Federation sometime in 2012). Ms. Vann has been an attorney since 1986, and has an outstanding track record in her cases. She has family members with a variety of disabilities.


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