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Mendocino College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program will present a one-day workshop, Special Education Rights and Responsibilities, May 19, 2009 from 9:30am-2pm at Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, located at 8727 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville.

The arena of special education can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. Come to this workshop and increase your knowledge of eligibility, assessments and due process.

Both of the speakers for the day are very engaging, and we’re sure you’ll learn a great deal while enjoying the presentation.

Barbara Ransom, a senior attorney in the Sacramento Regional Office of Disability Rights California.  She draws on her strong background working in special education legal advocacy that she acquired at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia to train and represent families who seek to ensure the rights guaranteed their children under federal and state law to receive an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.  She has litigated cases under IDEA, the ADA, Section 504 and Title VII representing both individuals and organizations, as class counsel in some significant civil rights cases to obtain system - wide relief.

Phyllis Preston is the Native American Affairs Advocate for both the Sacramento and San Diego Regional offices of Disability Rights California.  She provides direct representation and coordinates training to the Native American communities.  Previously, she served as director for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) programs for two tribal governments.  Phyllis advocates in the area of special education and disability rights providing legal clinics within the tribal communities.

Please call to pre-register as a catered lunch is provided, 707-468-3168

Trainings are free and made possible by the
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office



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