How to Survive Turning 5
7:30 PM19:30

How to Survive Turning 5

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 this stressful “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. Registration is required via the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

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6:30 PM18:30

Special Education and the Preschool-Aged Child

Whether your child has long been receiving Early Intervention therapies and has a diagnosed disability or if their delays are only just now being identified, you may be wondering: How do I even approach finding the right preschool program for my special needs child? From evaluations and school tours, to IEP meetings and due process appeals, special education law veteran Regina Skyer will explain your child’s right to receive a free, appropriate public education. Registration required via the Parents League.

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8:30 AM08:30

How to Survive an Impartial Hearing: A Conference for the Parents & Educators of Special Education Students

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When the educational needs of a child with an IEP can not be met by the public school system, parents sometimes choose to place their child in a private special education program and sue their school district for reimbursement.

In New York City, most tuition reimbursement lawsuits end in settlement, but at some point in a special education student’s schooling years a family may face an impartial hearing. For the parents, as well as the educators, therapists, and the school administrators who care about that child’s educational progress (and may be called to testify), this is often stressful news—and that’s understandable. There is a lot is on the line.

At our half-day conference, “How to Survive an Impartial Hearing” a distinguished group of special education lawyers will help families, teachers, therapists, and school administrators better understand the legal process triggered when these lawsuits are filed and how impartial hearings work in practice.

The conference will include informative handouts, a full mock hearing, and Q&A opportunities. Coffee/juice and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required as space is limited.

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