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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Being Your Child's Best Advocate - Free Talk February 24th by Janine Solomon, Esq.

From the Sudbury SEPAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Council

February 18, 2015

Sudbury's SEPAC is sponsoring a February 24th presentation by Janine A. Solomon, an attorney at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP in Boston well-versed in the areas of special education and disability law. In her talk, Attorney Solomon will give an overview of the IEP process, including:​
  • Preparing for Team meetings, including keeping track of and organizing documents;
  • What the law mandates regarding IEPs;
  • Making Team meetings productive;
  • When do you need an advocate and when do you need a lawyer?
  • Common mistakes that undermine parents' ability to obtain appropriate services.
This presentation is free and open to the general public. RSVP in advance by email to sudburysepac@gmail.com.

When:   7:00 - 8:30pm Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where: Goodnow Library,
                 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

About Janine Solomon, Esq.
Janine A. Solomon is a gradaute of Boston College Law School, and also holds a M.A. of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.

Since 2002, she has concentrated her practice exclusively in the area of special education law. Ms. Solomon represents students with disabilities and their parents in disputes with their school districts, and represents and advises parents in all aspects of special education.

Ms. Solomon has also testified on proposed amendments to M.G.L. Chapter 71B to enhance protections for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, to improve opportunities for parents and independent evaluators to observe student’s special education programs, to lower the eligibility age for transition services to 14, and to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.

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