Webinar, September 15th, 2020, 6:30 pm, with the Special Needs Advocacy Network of Massachusetts. School building closures in 2020 resulted in cessation of services and remote learning services that proved to be inappropriate and inadequate for many students with disabilities. Many of these students will require some form of compensatory services.
* This webinar will provide both the theoretical and practical basis for presenting these claims.
- Review of the basic principles for compensatory services for students with disabilities.
- Compensatory services in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- The mechanics of seeking compensatory services.
- Building the best case for compensatory services.
- Fashioning appropriate relief
- Barriers to seeking relief: statute of limitations, burden of proof, “clean hands”.
- Making a case in these “challenging times.”
Free to current SPAN members, fee to non members.
RSVPs required by September 13th,2020, to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh87mzww0be42547&llr=pxn6x5iab or 508-655-7999 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Presenters:
- Tim Sindelar, Esq., has been a practicing attorney for more than 43 years, with a practice specializing in disability and education issues for the last 25 years. Currently he represents students and their families and adults with disabilities, and works on a wide range of matters, representing families at the Massachusetts’ Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) and in state and federal courts.
- Constance Hilton, Esq, has recently retired from private practice after a career of representing children with disabilities and their families in special education cases and other school related matters. Connie also served as a guardian ad litem in probate court and juvenile court cases. Connie previously served as a hearing officer for the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) and as a staff attorney with the Massachusetts Office for Children (OFC).