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Special Education Legal Fund - Advocacy 101 - Diane is panelist! - virtual - March 10

posted Jan 13, 2021, 9:40 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Jan 13, 2021, 9:52 AM ]

Special Education Legal Fund (SELF) March webinar - Special Education Advocacy 101
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
7:00 p.m.

This event will be a panel discussion featuring advocates Diane Willcutts, Virginia Blum, Anne Munkenbeck, and Julie Swanson and will be moderated by Christine Lai.  Join us by registering here!

And just FYI, SELF is a great organization that seeks to level the playing field by providing grants for attorneys' fees to qualifying families. More information is here.


COPAA Conference - Advocacy training for parents, advocates, attorneys, and others - VIRTUAL - March 4-6

posted Jan 13, 2021, 9:28 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Jan 13, 2021, 9:51 AM ]

COPAA's Virtual Summit

 March 4-6, 2021

Add on: In-depth 2 Day Skill Building Virtual Sessions • February 25-26, 2021

COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) is a national organization that includes THE experts in special education law and advocacy.  COPAA is active in legislative advocacy on the federal and state levels. 

The COPAA Virtual Summit is your opportunity to learn effective strategies from the COPAA network. Over 40+ sessions contain information and approaches to support each student and family in adherence with the spirit and letter of the law. COPAA's goal is to increase the quality and quantity of practitioners and to provide information that allows students and families to be as independent, self-sufficient and self-advocating as possible; enforcing the civil right to equity in educational opportunity.

This exciting event sells out because the interaction with knowledgeable and passionate peers in sessions, events and networking opportunities rejuvenate your spirit and hone your skills.  You will receive practical information that will help you assure that every child you represent has a chance to learn, to achieve and contribute, to graduate ready to attend college or pursue a career, and to be a productive and contributing member of his or her community.

Registration information is here.

SEEK this Week! Free webinar for parents on Facebook Live - most Thursdays at 7 p.m.

posted Apr 10, 2020, 11:00 AM by Diane Willcutts   [ updated Jan 13, 2021, 9:21 AM ]

SEEK is Special Education Equity for Kids Connecticut--an organization of parents, attorneys, advocates, and related professionals who work to secure educational and civil rights for the 80,000 Connecticut children with disabilities.

Most weeks, SEEK executive committee members do a FaceBook Live presentation, answering questions related to current special education issues, especially those related to COVID-19.  And their facebook page also includes recordings from previous weeks.  Definitely worth the watch!  Go here.

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