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Thursday, November 7, 2013

(30-16) How to Navigate the School System When Your Child Has Special Needs

Date(s): November 7, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM  EST - 1:30 PM  EST

Crowell & Moring LLP, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20004 // Metro: Metro Center ($21 Parking in Building)

Pre-registration for this event is now closed.  Please join the Working Parents Committee onsite at Crowell.

Presented by: Working Parents Committee

Cost: $18 WBA Members
$28 Non Members

Featuring: Lauren Baum, Special Education Attorney, Lauren E. Baum Law Office
Julie Camerata, Executive Director, Special Education Cooperative
Tabitha Lofton, Parent
Representative from DC Public Schools Being Confirmed

What do you do after you have discovered your school-aged child has special needs? What rights does your child have as a special needs student?  What happens if you and your school cannot agree on an individualized education program for your child?  Understanding the answer to these and other questions may help your child get the educational help he or she may need.

This lunch presentation will focus on the challenges you may face while navigating the educational system when your child has special needs and provide practical advice on how to successfully advocate for your child.

This fall, the WBA is collecting travel-sized toiletries, small toiletry bags, make-up bags, and reusable grocery bags to benefit Bread for the City.  Bread for the City, a 2013 WBA Foundation grant recipient, provides vulnerable residents of Washington, DC, with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Monetary donations are also accepted.  Bring a donation to any WBA event this fall & be entered into a drawing, drawn at the Holiday Tea, for a $100 gift card compliments of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, Depaolis & Lightfoot LLP.  Contact Kelly Fisher with questions about this program.

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