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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

On the Same Side of the Table V: A Panel Discussion - Determining "Effective Progress"

From SPaN
The Special Needs Advocacy Network

May 5, 2014

SPaN's fifth annual "The Same Side of the Table" forum is open to all professionals involved in the Special Education process - Advocates, Attorneys, Administrators, Educators, Evaluators and Clinicians. We've discovered that having representatives from all corners in one room can be a pebble in the pond for improviing communication and staying student focused.
This year's forum will focus on how "Progress" is:
  • defined by Federal and Massachusetts Statute, Regulations and the Courts
  • interpreted and assessed by Hearing Officers, SpEd Administrators and Advocates, and
  • include an open discussion on how we might begin to develop a common definition and best practice process for measurement
Moderator: Reece Erlichman, Director, Bureau of Special Education Appeals
Panelists
  • Rosa Figueroa, BSEA Hearing Officer
  • Catherine Putney-Yaceshyn, BSEA Hearing Officer
  • Michael Gregory, Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Linda Chase, Directof Student Services, Lexington Public Schools
  • Elizabeth Fitzmaurice, Director of Special Education, Franklin Public Schools
  • Jennie DunKley, SPaN Host Advocate
When:    6:30 to 9:30pm Thursday, May 15, 2014
Where:  The Westin Waltham
                  70 Third Avenue
                  Waltham, MA 02451
Cost:      Early registration for members - $40.00; early
                  registration for non-members - $60.00;
                  registration after May 11th and at the door
                  (if space is available)- $70.00.

Register Now!

For additional information, please contact Warna Reynders at the Special Needs Advocacy Network, by email to info@spanmass.org or by calling 508-655-7999.

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