Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Repairing the Bridge to Adult Services
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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$49 for Members | $149 for Nonmembers
Government/Nonprofit/Academic: Free for Members | $49 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), and In-House/Corporate Counsel attend this program for free.
New York: 1.5 Professional Practice
New Jersey: 1.7 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
For students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, the transition from special education services to adult services is especially difficult. Too frequently, local school districts and state agencies fail to provide necessary planning and services to prepare special education students for the transition, or fail to identify appropriate adult placements for the students as they “age out.” The panel will begin with an overview of the law on transition, i.e., the rights of students and the duties of school districts under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and NYS Education Law. Participants will then explore the challenges in the transition process at the school district level and ways to overcome them: how to advocate during the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP); how to use administrative due process procedures (impartial hearings) to obtain independent evaluation, compensatory education, or other relief. Finally, the panel will address the role of state agencies, especially the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), and issues of eligibility and availability of services.
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Paola Martinez-Boone, MSW, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Arthur Block, Arthur Block Attorney at Law
Kim Susser, Law Office of Kim Susser
Nanette Schorr, Bronx Legal Services
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Education & the Law, Jarienn A. James & Evan S. Rosenberg, Chairs
Disability Law, Katherine Rose Carroll
Education Law Task Force – Legal Services of New York City
Small Law Firm Center