Know Your Special Ed Rights: IDEA Overview & Preparing for Advocacy

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is federal law that creates civil rights and substantive protections to children with disabilities. Do you understand your school district's legal obligations to your child under federal law? Come learn the basic framework of IDEA 2004 as well as the implications of recent case law in the context of achieving a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for the special needs child.

Timothy A. Adams, Esq., Esq.

Tim has served as adjuncy professor and Associate Director of the Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law.  He is actively involved in educating parents on special ed law, including AutismOne, the National Autism Association, the National Epilepsy Foundation Annual Confernce and Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).  He has trained Orange County Superior Court Judges regarding special education law.  He is Adam & Associates' Principal.

Lynne Arnold

Through conference presentations and mentoring, Lynne Arnold helps parents to understand their child's rights to appropriate interventions and education. Lynne is the editor of Autism: Asserting Your Child’s Rights to a Special Education by David A. Sherman. She has presented at AutismOne, National Autism Association Conference, Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), Autism Society of America and other autism groups.