“What's Special in Special Needs? Services and Rights for Special Needs Students”
A P A N E L D I S C U S S I O N F R O M J E W I S H F A M I L Y S E R V I C E O F L A N C A S T E R
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 EMERALD FOUNDATION COMMUNITY CAMPUS 2120 OREGON PIKE LANCASTER, PA
7:00PM TO 9:00PM (COFFEE AND DESSERT AVAILABLE AT 6:30PM)
The program is for Lancaster County educators, parents, students, and the community at large. The program focuses on addressing appropriate services for students who have a physical or intellectual/developmental disability, gifted, refugees, and non-native English speaking students.
Goal: Educate teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general public regarding best ways to successfully attain necessary and appropriate services to special needs students, avoiding unnecessary conflict and litigation. Highlight the challenges encountered by special needs students and parents and offer resources to secure needed services. Scheduled participants:
Maureen Westcott, Moderator, Executive Director, The Arc Lancaster Lebanon, Disability Advocacy Joni Lefever, Panelist, Director of Pupil Services in the Manheim Township School District Michael J. Connelly, Esq., Panelist, Represents parents of children with special needs in education matters Lisa Rohde, Panelist, Retired special education teacher, Arc Education Advocate Pat Smedly, Panelist, Retired school psychologist, Arc Education Advocate Susan Schaffer, Panelist, Vocational counselor and founder of “Infobility”
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