5th Parent Advocacy Training

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, January 25, 2014
5th Parent Advocacy Training
Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue (12th & Columbia)
Sullivan Hall 105 (Justice Fred H. Dore Courtroom)
Seattle, Washington 98122
United States

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CLE Program Description
Since 2009, the Seattle University School of Law has provided support and a focus for the special education advocacy community. This full-day CLE is the fifth networking training offered for parents of children with disabilities, lay advocates and attorneys. The program will focus on evaluation concerns, changes in criteria for autism, implications of recent findings concerning traumatic brain injury and opportunities for "twice exceptional" children.

6.25 General CLE Credits Approved for Washington Lawyers

Presenter Biographies

Course Materials: Click here for Course Materials. Use links embedded in the Agenda on page 1 to navigate to other sections of the packet.
Powerpoints:   Geary   Orlich   Gillett-King   Henderson

and coffee/tea service with breakfast breads 8:30 - 9am.

Session 1 (9-10:20am)
Current Concerns in Special Education Evaluations
A review of the basic special education evaluation process with focus on and discussion of areas that are drawing current attention from psychologists, schools, attorneys and parents.
Kenneth Asher, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Break 10:20 - 10:35

Session 2 (10:35am – Noon)
Twice Exceptional Children
 Problems and opportunities facing parent attorneys in representing twice-exceptional children, i.e., students who have disabilities and are academically gifted.
Jill Geary, Esq., Wolf Bay Law

Lunch  12:00 - 1:00pm - On your own (local lunch map provided)

Session 3 (1 – 2:00pm)
Autism – The New Landscape
A review of the reasons for, and impact of, recent changes to the definition of autism in the DSM-V, and how that may affect special education.
Felice Orlich, Associate Director,
Center on Human Development and Disability

Session 4 (2 – 3:15pm)
Making Special Education Work
 An overview of the special education legal process and the OSPI dispute resolution processes available to parents or their attorneys.
Stacy Gillett, Director, Office of the Education Ombudsman
Kelly Warner-King, J.D., Director, Synapse Learning Solutions

Break  3:15 - 3:30pm

Session 5 (3:30 – 4:30pm)
Traumatic Brain Injury – What’s to be Done?
 Discussion of the increasing prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in young persons and its impact on special education programs and services.
Christopher Henderson, Esq., Law Offices of William L.E. Dussault

Q & A, closing remarks, course evaluations & adjourn  4:30 - 5:00pm

$25 per person for parents and lay advocates
$100 per person for attorneys

Need-based fee waivers may be requested by contacting Program Director, Professor S. James Rosenfeld at Rosenfeld@seattleu.edu or (301) 244-9422.

For questions regarding Registration, please contact cle@seattleu.edu or (206) 398-4233.



Contact Information

  • Phone: (206) 398-4233
    FAX: (206) 398-4077

Payment Instructions

  • Credit cards are the default payment option for online registration.

    Payment by check:  Use the drop-down menu to select the "check" payment option. Please make check(s) payable to Seattle University School of Law CLE and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program attending. Mail to Seattle University School of Law, CLE Dept. Sullivan Hall, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122-1090. Please call (206) 398-4233 with any payment questions.

    Group Registration: For Non-profit/Gov't entity group discounts, contact: CLE@Seattleu.edu. Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction. If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

    Cancellations:  The last day to cancel your registration for this program is 5:00pm Monday January 20, 2014.  A $15 dollar administrative fee is charged. Thereafter, refunds will not be permitted. However, substitute attendees are welcome. Please inform us of substitutions at cle@seattleu.edu or (206) 398-4233.

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