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Our education meetings are open to all members of the community, and provide an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers. We are always looking for volunteers to provide light snacks for meetings — please consider signing up. 


UPCOMING MEETINGS:

"A Guide to Special Education"

Attorney Michelle Moor will teach families the basics of special education, with information that will help you:
  • Understand your child’s eligibility for special education
  • Know your rights under state and federal law
  • Plan and monitor your child’s progress
  • Be an effective partner with your child’s school
Presenter Michelle Moor is an attorney whose practice is devoted entirely to helping children with special needs access appropriate educational services. She worked in the disability and special education law group at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP for several years, and is currently a partner at Moor, Perlman & Gregg LLC. 

Thursday, January 30
Broadmeadow School Media Center
7:00pm – Networking & Refreshments
7:30pm – Program Begins


PAST MEETINGS:

"Needham's Special Education Services and Programs"

Wednesday, October 16
Our annual overview of what Needham has to offer students with all types of needs at all of our schools, from preschool through age 22. We were joined by Tricia Mullen, Rebecca Sparrell, Julie Muse-Fisher AND the K-8 building coordinators.


"Ask the Experts: IEP Meeting Do's and Don'ts"

Tuesday, November 19
Join us as we visit both sides of the table at an IEP meeting. Advocate and former administrator Tina Roy Lynde and attorney Eileen Hagerty will share strategies and insights from their many years working with families of special education students to help you communicate more effectively and productively with your child’s team.

Eileen Hagerty is an attorney at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong who specializes in special education law, and has been representing students and their parents for over 20 years.

Tina Roy Lynde has been a special education advocate for the past 15 years. Previously, she worked for the Brookline Public Schools for 27 years as a special education teacher and Out of District Administrator.



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Educational Meetings