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

  • Forchelli Center, Brooklyn Law School 205 State Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

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.