Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 21: Webcast - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2016 (Free)

Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, compliance complaints, discipline for students with disabilities, regional center advocacy, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.
What You Will Learn
  • Why Individualized Education Program (IEP) timelines and goals are important
  • When to file compliance complaints with the California Department of Education
  • How to represent a student at a Manifestation Determination Meeting
  • Regional center advocacy
  • What to do if a school denies a student a right they are entitled to as a foster youth
  • Special considerations in representing youth and transition aged adults in SSI advocacy
  • What health entitlements and resources are available for pregnant and parenting youth
  • What health entitlements and legal strategies are available for youth with mental health disabilities
  • What to do if you are representing a youth with competency issues in juvenile court
Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2016 (Free)
April 21, 2016
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also Presented In-Person In San Francisco, CA
3 or more credits in most jurisdictions
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Brian Blalock ~ Bay Area Legal Aid
    • Linda Johnson ~ Staff Attorney, Education Law Project, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
  • Speakers:
    • Jessica A. Breslin ~ Staff Attorney, Youth Justice Project, Bay Area Legal Aid
    • Amy G. Chen ~ Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
    • Lauren Giardina ~ Associate Managing Attorney, Disability Rights California
    • Marisa A. Lopez ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
    • Eliza Patten ~ Dependency Project Director & Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Services For Children Inc
    • Jill Rowland ~ Education Program Director, Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

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