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Navigating the Special Education Process

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Navigating the Special Education Process

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STAR Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources

 

The purpose of the presentation is to help families and clinicians understand the special education process and rights available under federal and state law.  In addition to discussing the special education process, the presentation will briefly discuss rececnt developments in Maryland law and pending legislative initiatives. 

 

Presenter:  Rachel E. Stafford, Esq.

Last February, Project HEAL hired a new attorney, Rachel Stafford, to meet the ever-increasing demand for legal services from low-income pediatric patients and their families. Prior to joining Project HEAL, Ms. Stafford worked as a trial attorney at a law firm in Baltimore City, Maryland representing domestic and non-profit clients before Maryland’s appellate and trial courts. Prior to working in private practice, Ms. Stafford clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Price (Retired) in Kent County, Maryland. Ms. Stafford received her J.D. from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA and her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Florida Atlantic University.

In addition to her work at Project HEAL, Ms. Stafford is an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association and a recent graduate of its Leadership Academy. She is also the Chair of the Public Education Committee for the Bar Association of Baltimore City Young Lawyers Division, where she has developed a successful mentoring program at an urban Baltimore City school.

 

Audience:  Parents, family members and professionals

 

This is a FREE training!!! 

When & Where


3901 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room


Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)


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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, and professionals in the community. We base our services and trainings on evidenced-based practices. One of our major endeavors is to develop new models of effective care that can be distributed to families and care providers on a national and international level.


Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) trainings provide professionals, parents, and family members of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with a comprehensive offering of current resources available on autism, as well as an overview of research-based treatment elements that have been recommended for program design and delivery in the educational system(s).


To view previous STAR presentations and downloadable Power Point slides, visit:  www.kennedykrieger.org/star-trainings-archive

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