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Date(s) - March 21, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Our youth, by many measures, are in crisis. 1 if 5 students will have a mental health condition at some point in their education. Experts do not know the reasons for the increase in such disorders as anxiety and depression. However, all agree that more support and understanding is needed. Many parents do not know that their public school district has an obligation to identify, evaluate and provide services for students with mental health needs that impact their education, and that they may need an IEP or Section 504 plan. This is true even if they are passing grade to grade and have high cognitive abilities. Similarly, for students with learning or intellectual disabilities, districts must meet student’s social-emotional needs. Students must receive appropriate services which can be challenging. Parents may not know what questions to ask, what steps to take or know what placements or services are available. Come to this interactive lecture to learn how you can help your struggling child or teen.
Marion M. Walsh, Esq., is an experienced attorney with Littman Krooks LLP who practices in special education advocacy for parents and students. She will provide information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 and what the law requires. Ms. Walsh serves on the Board of NAMI Westchester and lectures frequently. She focuses her practice on students with complex disabilities and mental health needs to ensure appropriate services.
RSVP to Maria Brill, Littman Krooks 914.684.2100, ext. 211