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Three Attorneys Present at Exceptional Children Conference 2019

October 25, 2019

Amy T. Brooks

Ahmer H. Sheriff

Tracey D. Waldmann

On Friday, October 25 in Philadelphia, PA, Amy T. Brooks, Ahmer H. Sheriff, and Tracey D. Waldmann presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Exceptional Children Conference 2019.

Ms. Brooks presented Solutions to Modern Day Ethical Predicaments. This session focused on issues of ethics that may arise in course of representing parents and school districts in due process including issues related to representation, disclosure of records and evidence, and witness preparation.

Mr. Sheriff presented Introduction to Special Education Law. This comprehensive seminar covered a range of topics including understanding Child Find, evaluations, eligibility for special education, the IEP process, FAPE, compensatory education, and resolving disagreements.

Ms. Waldmann presented Medications and Students. The session discussed the use of psychotropic medication with students and how it impacts their school day, both in positive and negative ways. Various diagnoses and treatments were discussed, as well as policies, procedures, and expectations around the effects of medication on students during their school day, their academic functioning, and behavioral health, as well as the process for effective school and home communication.

To learn more about the Exceptional Children Conference, click here.