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Consider both planning for your child’s education needs, as well as their financial needs to ensure a positive future.


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Learn how to prepare students to leave school, including benefit programs and services available for adults with developmental disabilities.


Learn about preparing a student with special needs for college.

  • This is part seven of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here.


New York State has recently made sweeping changes to graduation and diploma options for students with special needs. Some of these are complex. Let us make this easier for you!

  • This is part six of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here.


 

Learn about the planning process for a student with special needs to transition from school to post-school starts at age 12 and is required to be in place at age 15. Learn about the important transition requirements and options for the student with Special Needs.

  • This is part six of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here .


  • Section 504: What is Covered and What Services are Available

Learn about what is available under Section 504 and how it differs from an IEP.

  • This is part five of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Erica Fitzgerald, Esq., hosts this webinar. Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here.


  • The IEP: the Most Important Document for Your Special Needs Child

Learn everything that you need to know about the most important document in a student’s special education program.

  • This is part three of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Giulia Frasca, Esq. – hosts these webinars. Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here.


  •  The Big Meeting!

Understand the requirements of a properly constituted CSE and 504 meeting, the different type of meetings that are available, what these meetings can accomplish and how to be an effective advocate at these meetings.

  • This is part three of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Giulia Frasca, Esq. – hosts these webinars. Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar,click here.


  • Understanding Evaluations (Part Two in Our Very Special Webinar Series)

If you do not understand evaluations and testing, you cannot be an effective team member. Learn what you need to know to advocate effectively.

  • This is part two of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • Giulia Frasca, Esq. – hosts these webinars. Registration is required for these webinars. If you wish to participate, please click the registration link for the appropriate webinar and complete the registration form. You will then receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar on the designated date. To view the other topics for this webinar series, please click here.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here.

 


Know your rights and the law so you can advocate effectively. We will discuss the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.
  • This is part one of our special education webinar series for families, self-advocates, teachers and professionals who are interested in learning advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities. As we move through the series, the information presented in one webinar will build on the information presented in the previous ones. For greatest value, try to watch them all. If you wish to participate in the rest of the series, registration is required. Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email with instructions about logging into the webinar (or the replay) on the designated date. Click here to visit our webpage for “A Very Special Webinar Series.”

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Learn more about the recent changes to the Common Core in New York. These changes are complex and offer new choices for students. Marion Walsh, Esq., a prominent Special Education Advocacy and Education Attorney, will discuss these changes and new rules in an easily understandable manner.
  • Parents of a child with a disability, regardless of the age of their child, should participate in this webinar. It is also open to professionals and others interested in learning about these new graduation options.

To watch a replay of this webinar, click here.

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • What exactly is the Affordable Care Act
  • How it expands health care coverage
  • What it specifically means for special needs families in New York
  • Autism coverage, Medicaid expansion and more

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This webinar discusses the major changes to the graduation options for students with disabilities in New York State. These changes are complex and offer new choices for students.  A prominent special education advocacy and special needs Planning attorney  will discuss these changes and new rules in an easily understandable manner.

Parents of a child with a disability, regardless of the age of their child, should participate in this webinar. It is also open to professionals and others interested in learning about these new graduation options.

To replay this webinar, click here.


This informational training on special needs planning from two experts in the field; Bernard Krooks, J.D., CPA, LLM (in taxation), CELA® of Littman Krooks LLP and Ryan Platt, Chartered Special Needs Consultant TM will teach you the basics of how to build a solid planning foundation for you, your loved one and your entire family.

This webinar will discuss: Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, Defining your child’s lifetime needs, Government Benefits, Proactive Tax Strategies, Communication Techniques and  the importance of integrating all the necessary pieces into a cohesive plan, so the vision you have for your child’s life can become a reality whether you are here or not.

Co-hosted by Littman Krooks LLPFailuretoplan.comA Special Needs Plan, Inc.

To replay this webinar,click here.


An informative webinar designed for parents and grandparents of children with special needs including:

  • why planning for the future is necessary
  • when to plan
  • planning tools available
  • the role of public benefits

Presented by special needs planning attorney Amy C. O’Hara, Esq. Click here for more information about Amy.

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