The rights and needs of children with special needs are under attack - or are sometimes just being ignored. Federal law assures all children the right to a free, appropriate public education designed to make them as successful as they can be. But school systems may fall short on meeting those responsibilities. If you have a child or grandchild with special needs, or if you work with families who do, you have a wonderful opportunity July 10 to become knowledgeable and equipped to advocate for the educational rights of those young people.
*There are a limited number of stipends for parents that cover all but $25 of the registration fee.
Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities presents
Special Education Law: The Essentials and Beyond
The Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities will host its Third Annual Special Education Law Conference & CLE on Monday, July 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Mississippi Sports Museum Trustmark Conference Center, 1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.
Accomplished education law specialists, attorneys Lori Kirsch-Goodwin and Hope Kirsch, of Scottsdale Arizona, will share their vast legal and personal experience with lawyers, advocates, agency staff and families. Topics are relevant to lawyers and non-lawyers, and include an overview of special education laws; updates on recent court cases; dispute resolution and attorney's fees; discipline and bullying; ethics; and a closing panel discussion. Cost for non-lawyers is $150 and $165 for lawyers. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The conference is approved for 6.5 hours of CLE, which includes 1 hour of Ethics. Approval has been requested for .65 CEUs for teachers.
In addition to being experienced education law practitioners, both presenters have personal experiences that make their approach even more relevant to lawyers, educators, advocates and families. Lori is the parent of a child with special needs and Hope was a special educator and administrator for nearly 20 years.
More information and online registration is available at www.tinyurl.com/spedlaw2017 or by calling 601-969-0601.