Know Your Child’s Rights Webinars, Public Interest Law Center

Posted by on April 15, 2013

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is pleased to host the final three seminars of the 2012-2013 Know Your Child’s Rights series on the following topics: ADAA/504, Pro Se Parents and Settlements. See descriptions and registration information below. Spots are limited and filling up quickly!

Webinar* attendance is available for all three of these sessions (advance registration required). Act 48 and CLE credits are available ONLY to those who attend in person. In order to make these seminars available to as many people as possible, there is an option for you to “pay what you can” and pick your own price, with a minimum payment of $5.

April 30, 2013: ADAA, 504 and Chapter 15: Services Needed, Discrimination Avoided

(New date: rescheduled from April 9th)

This seminar will discuss the accommodations that are available at both the public school and college levels under ADAA, 504 and Chapter 15 to students with diverse needs.

Speakers: Chuck Weiner, local experienced attorney in ADA/504 matters and Sonja Kerr, Law Center

May 29, 2013: PRO SE Parents: Doing It on Your Own
This full-day session is specially designed for parents of children with disabilities who may have a need to request a hearing under Chapter 14 (special education), Chapter 15 (504) or Chapter 16 (Gifted) on behalf of their student and who do not have the ability to access counsel or who choose not to access counsel. The participants will come away with basic skills enabling them to proceed through the process.

Speakers: TBD and Sonja Kerr, Law Center

May 30, 2013: Settlements: Signing on the Dotted Line (OR NOT)

This session will review the legal means of reaching settlements between school districts and parents. Participants will come away with knowledge about how settlements for IEP meetings, mediation and resolution can be crafted and what not to do.

Speakers: Chuck Pugh, an attorney with significant expertise in settlement matters and Law Center staff

Registration information is available at

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