preschool transition

Upcoming Events from Skyer Law

Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor (Manhattan)
Thursday, May 3rd
6:30pm - 7:45pm

For parents of toddlers with disabilities or delays who are aging out of Early Intervention, it’s time to think about preschool programs and your first IEP review meeting with the Committee for Preschool Special Education (CPSE). Figuring out what’s right for your child can be a stressful undertaking. Regina Skyer’s “Special Education and the Preschool Age Child” presentation provides parents an understanding of their legal rights and an overview of the options that are available to explore.

This presentation is for the Parents League, a nonprofit organization that provides advisory services for school admissions to private schools in NYC. The event is open to the public but there is a non-member registration fee of $30. See the Parents League website to register and for details.

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Avenue (Brooklyn)
Thursday, May 24th

For NYC parents of preschool-aged children who have special education needs, transitioning to kindergarten can be overwhelming. The experienced team of attorneys at Skyer Law have guided thousands of clients through the so-called “Turning 5” process. Our founding partner, Regina Skyer, literally wrote the book on How to Survive Turning 5.

This workshop will explain your legal rights, placement options, and share strategies on how to successfully position yourselves for an appropriate kindergarten placement.

This event is sponsored by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. It is a free event open to the public. Please register via the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music website.

PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floor (Manhattan)
Thursday, June 7th

The School Law Institute is organized by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. This day-long educational event explores the latest legal developments in the area of school law. It is primarily an event for attorneys, impartial hearing officers, and agency and school district administrators. However, it may also be valuable for parents interested in learning about the unique issues arising in school law.

This year, Skyer Law’s Abbie Smith will be giving a presentation titled “Mobile Lawyering: Ethical Considerations when Using On-The-Go Technology in the Practice of Law.” Skyer Law partner, Jesse Cole Cutler, will deliver the event’s introductory remarks.

A full schedule is available on the event page of the PLI website along with information about how to register. CLE credit is available for this event. The registration fee for the day is $645, but there are scholarships available.