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Pro Se Parents: Doing It On Your Own

Public Interest Law Center

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Pro Se Parents: Doing It On Your Own

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pay What You Can!   more info Ended
General Admission Ended $100.00 $0.00
Attorney Ticket   more info Ended $200.00 $0.00
Webinar   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00
Full Scholarship   more info Ended Free $0.00

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Pro Se Parents: Doing It On Your Own

This session is specially designed for parents of children with disabilities who may have a need to request a hearing under Chapter 14 (special education), Chapter 15 (504) or Chapter 16 (Gifted) on behalf of their student and who do not have the ability to access counsel or who choose not to access counsel. The participants will come away with basic skills enabling them to proceed through the process. Teachers, advocates, and lawyers are invited to join us in the discussion.

NOTE: This program will run from 11:00am-3:30pm --- NOT the usual 12-4pm.

Discounts & Full Scholarships
In addition to our name-your-own-price ticket option, requests for full scholarships are welcome -- no one will be excluded from attending because they cannot afford the fee. To request a scholarship, contact the event coordinator at Include the following information in your email: name, phone number, and reason for requesting the scholarship. Your spot for the training is not reserved until you receive confirmation from the coordinator.

About the Instructor:

Sonja Kerr, Esq.  Ms. Kerr is a member of the PA and other state bars and has over 23 years of experience in representing children with disabilities including children with autism. She has litigated the issues of ABA services and she has litigated the issue of inclusion for children with autism.

Dorene Philpot  DORENE JACKSON PHILPOT of Philpot Law Office, P.C. who practices in Texas and Indiana in the area of special education law, representing children with special needs and their parents.Ms. Philpot is the recipient of the national 2012 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Educational Advocacy from COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates). She is the author of "Do-It-Yourself Special Education Due Process: An Educational Guide."

Webinar Info

Webinar service is provided by, and audio connection requires a phone capable of a long-distance connection. Long-distance rates will likely apply. Advance registration is required for all webinar participants.

**Attorneys, please note CLE credits are NOT available for webinar participants!

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Know Your Child's Rights! is a unique, year-long training program focused on specific issues faced by parents, teachers, advocates, lawyers and other professionals involved in special education. The program, hosted by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia trains these people all together, creating connections between the many groups of people working to provide a better education for students with disabilities.

Questions?  Contact the event coordinator at

The fair market value of each training session is $200.

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is a registered charitable organization and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. The official registration and financial information of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania at (800) 792-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

Have questions about Pro Se Parents: Doing It On Your Own? Contact Public Interest Law Center

When & Where

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Second Floor
United Way Building
Philadelphia, 19103

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Public Interest Law Center

The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. We use litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure their access to fundamental resources and services.

The Law Center, which opened its doors in 1969 as one of the eight original affiliates of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, works in employment, environmental justice, healthcare, housing, public education and voting.



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