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Exceptional Children Conference 2019

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TypeTitleStartEndCLEPrice
Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTFri., Oct. 25, 2019
8:50 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 25, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Butler
Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street, Butler PA, 16001
STARTFri., Oct. 25, 2019
8:50 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 25, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Lancaster
Lancaster County Bar Association
28 East Orange Street, Lancaster PA, 17602
STARTFri., Oct. 25, 2019
8:50 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 25, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTFri., Oct. 25, 2019
8:50 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 25, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTFri., Oct. 25, 2019
8:50 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 25, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Webcast
Online
STARTFri., Oct. 25, 2019
8:50 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 25, 2019
4:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00

About

200+ special education law professionals gather to learn about today’s most relevant issues—join them!

Attend the premier education event for child attorneys, school district attorneys, hearing officers and advocates 

Connect: learn, exchange, and share the passion with other special education professionals and create exceptional education opportunities for exceptional children! 
More than a dozen workshops, exposure to leading counsel, and phenomenal networking!  Today’s most critical issues are explored by attorneys and professionals who practice in this area every day. Ask questions, challenge concepts, and shake a few hands—there is no better way to meet and connect with others who practice in this area, too! 

Gain a balanced perspective on all issues 
Most of the sessions are team-taught by a balanced panel of school district and parent/child attorneys. Gain the competitive advantage by hearing how a case is handled from both sides of the “v”! 

Are you a parent of a child with exceptionalities? 
The ECC offers you first rate instruction for advocating for your child, contact with some of the state’s most experienced legal practitioners, and exceptional opportunities to meet and compare notes with other parents. 

  • Gathering ground for: 
  • Attorneys
  • Hearing officers 
  • Advocates representing children, families, and school districts 
  • School administrators and teachers 
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about educational rights for children 

New location!

Join us in Center City Philadelphia for this year's conference!

  • Convenient location - PBI's CLE Conference Center, Suite 1010, Wanamaker Building
  • Close to shopping, fine dining, the Reading Terminal Market, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and more!
  • Bring the family and make it a weekend!
  • Many ways to make the commute - car, rail, buses

This year's line-up--targeting the specific needs of your busy practice:

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM (Plenary) (Simulcast)
Opening Presentation

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM (Workshops)

  • Contingent IEP Case Law
  • Due Process Litigation Strategy
  • Anxiety/School Phobia
  • Introduction to Special Education Law (Simulcast)

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM (Workshops)

  • Medications and Students (Simulcast)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY)
  • FERPA/Education Record Issues

12:35 PM – 2:05 PM
Year in Review (Simulcast)

2:20 PM – 3:20 PM (Workshops)

  • Discipline of Students with Disabilities (Simulcast)
  • Speech/Language Evaluations
  • Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Cross Battery Assessments
  • Solutions to Modern Day Ethical Problems

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Workshops)

  • Trauma-Informed Practice and the Intersection with Special Education 
  • Intersection of School Resource Officers and Students with Disabilities
  • Transition to Adult Services 
  • Overview of Ethical Issues for Lawyers in Special Education (Simulcast)

Planned and Developed by the PA Bar Association Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee 
Who better to hone in on the most important and emerging issues affecting today’s special education law practitioner? Join the Committee members at their 2019 conference, designed to highlight the most relevant legislation, regulations, and programs affecting exceptional children and their families. If you’re not a member, join on-site!

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $60. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Tanya A. Alvarado Esq. Law Office of Tanya A. Alvarado
Peter C. Amuso Esq. Rudolph Clarke LLC (Blue Bell)
Emily M. Beck Esq. School District of Philadelphia
Megan Bertele Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23
Rayni R. Bienenfeld Esq. Kershenbaum & Raffaele, LLC
Amy T. Brooks Esq. Wisler Pearlstine LLP (Blue Bell)
Karen M. Clapper MS, CCC-SLP/L Communication Associates LLC
Michael J. Connolly Esq. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, Ryan and Marone P.C. Law Offices (Berwyn)
Christopher J. Conrad Esq. Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (Hbg/Camp Hill)
Jennifer N. Donaldson Esq. Eastburn and Gray PC (Doylestown)
Andrew E. Faust Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Daniel M. Fennick Esq. Anderson Converse & Fennick PC
Brian Jason Ford JD, CHO Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
James Gerl Esq., CHO Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
Linda J. Heller Esq.
Anne E. Hendricks Esq. Levin Legal Group PC
Heather M. Hulse JD. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, Ryan and Marone P.C. Law Offices (Berwyn)
Charles W. Jelley Esq., LLM Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
Scott K. Johnson Esq. Law Offices of Eric Shore
Heidi B. Konkler Esq. Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC
W. Antonio Le Baron M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Jennifer M. Lukach Esq. Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC
Dennis C. McAndrews Esq. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, Ryan and Marone P.C. Law Offices (Berwyn)
Jake McElligott Esq. Office of Dispute Resolution (Pgh)
Monica McHale-Small Ph.D., M.Ed. Temple University
Sharon W. Montanye Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Jeffrey A. Naser MD Jeffrey Naser, MD & Associates
Caryl A. Oberman Esq. Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman LLC
Catherine M. Reisman Esq. Freeman Carolla Reisman & Gran LLP
Sandy Shacklady-White M.Ed. PaTTAN
Ahmer H. Sheriff Esq. Wisler Pearlstine LLP (Blue Bell)
Lynne P. Sherry Esq. Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
Cathy A. Skidmore M.Ed., J.D., CHO Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
Nicole D. Snyder Esq. McKenna Snyder LLC
Kyle J. Somers Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Jonathan D. Steele Esq. Steele Schneider
Angela Uliana-Murphy Esq. Murphy & Murphy
Margaret M. Wakelin Esq. Education Law Center
Tracey D. Waldmann Esq. Wisler Pearlstine LLP (Blue Bell)
Thomas C. Warner Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Percell Whittaker, II Ed.D Centennial School District
Scott H. Wolpert Esq. Timoney Knox, LLP
William J. Zee Esq. Barley Snyder (Lanc)
Sarah E. Zuba Esq. Freeman Carolla Reisman & Gran LLP
Aimee Rankin Zundel Esq. Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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