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Learning Disabilities Association Holds Special Education Seminars

Learning Disabilities Association Holds Special Education Seminars

The Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut will soon be holding its annual “What You Need to Know About Special Education Seminar for Parents and Professionals” to educate parents and professionals about special education. This year, as always, the series will be packed with valuable information for all interested in special education law, especially parents of children with special education needs. If you have a child with special education needs, attend these seminars to learn about:

• Individualized education programs (IEP’s), including how to read an IEP, and how to understand current levels of performance, measurable goals and objectives, and accommodations and modifications;
• Speech and language impairments and language disabilities, including the early signs that your child may have a language based disability;
• Reading disabilities, including information on literacy instruction;
• Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI) and Response to Intervention (RTI) and how SRBI and RTI affect children with special education needs;
• Educational evaluations, including the latest information on identification of specific learning disabilities;
• Neuropsychological evaluations, including information to help you decide whether your child needs a neuropsychological evaluation;
• Functional behavior assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP);
• Transition planning;
• ADHD; and
• What to do if you disagree with PPT recommendations and when you need a special education lawyer.

This weekly special education series will occur on Thursdays from 9:30 to noon, beginning on September 15, 2011 and running through December 15, 2011 at the Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut (LDA of CT), located at 999 Asylum Street in Hartford, CT.

Back to School IEP Clinic

SpEdConnecticut will soon be holding two FREE IEP clinics. The first hour will be a brief overview of the IEP. The second hour will be 1:1 time with a parent advisor to discuss your child’s IEP.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQA) Youth in School

While June was officially Pride Month, the importance of creating safe, supportive and inclusive school environments for all children including LGBTQA students must a year-round effort. Evidence suggests that a school’s failure to provide a safe, supportive and non-discriminatory environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students can result in significant harm to the child.

Welcome Emilee Guerrera!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Emilee Guerrera to my office. Emilee is an experienced paralegal with a strong educational background. She earned her Certificate in Legal Studies from Naugatuck Valley Community College before transferring to Central Connecticut State University where she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree.

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