Maher_P_WebOn May 12, 2017, Peter Maher will co-present the session, “The Policies of OSEP, OCR, and DOJ for Students with Disabilities: The Current Status and the New Direction” at Lehigh University’s 45th Special Education Law Conference.  This session will review (a) recent trends in policy guidance and enforcement from these three agencies in relation to students with disabilities and (b) how the change in the federal administration may impact the content and contours of these policies.

Clare K. Papay, Ph.D., Institute for Community Inclusion – Boston, MA

Selene A. Almazan, Esq. Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc., – Towson, MD
Peter Maher, Esq., Shipman & Goodwin LLP – Hartford, Ct

The Special Education Law Conference one-day program will provide a year-in-review keynote and sessions including: ESSA and its impact on students with disabilities; foster children (ESSA) and state laws; effective IEP meetings; transition; high functioning students on the autism spectrum; agency policies for students with disabilities; compensatory education; mental health including therapeutic placements; parental participation- schools and families working together; the role of law enforcement in relation to students with disabilities; substantive standard for FAPE; do’s and don’ts of special education litigation and two sessions on ethics. For more information, please visit the event website.