Register now for Skyer Law's first "Turning 5" workshop of the year - October 10th

Kindergarten and Special Education Part Two: Understanding Your Child's Legal Rights with Skyer Law

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Please click here to register for this free event.


At our first “Turning 5” workshop of this school year, three partners at the Skyer Law firm, Regina Skyer, Greg Cangiano, and Abbie Smith, will guide parents through the kindergarten transition process in NYC.

This is part two in a series of workshops sponsored by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Music Cares program. Part one is a lecture by special education consultant Sarah Birnbaum on September 26th.

The workshop is based on Regina Skyer’s indispensable 2015 book, How to Survive Turning Five, and is designed for parents of preschoolers and interested special education professionals of preschoolers. We will answer as many individual questions as time allows in a Q&A session after the presentation. Participants will learn about:

  • the legal rights of students with disabilities under the IDEA and relevant court decisions

  • the transition from CPSE to CSE

  • the continuum of programs available to all “turning five” students

  • what “pendency” is–and what it is not

  • the process for tuition reimbursement when no public option is appropriate

  • impartial hearings, appeals, and settlement procedures

  • the school application process in NYC

  • why independent evaluations matter, and

  • important tips and strategies to ensure a positive outcome

Regina Skyer founded the Law Offices of Regina Skyer & Associates in 1992 for the sole purpose of advocating, mediating, and litigating on behalf of children with special education needs. Learn more about Skyer Law by visiting