Know Your Special Ed Rights: Evaluations

Assessing the child in all areas of suspected disability is the legal obligation of the district and usually the most important building block of the IEP. Without an accurate assessment, it can be nearly impossible to place the child in the correct program.This session will explore common contradictions and misinterpretations in district assessments that result in inappropriate recommendations. The most important aspects of an independent educational evaluation as well as critical ages for assessment will be covered.

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.