(Courtesy of The Stamford JCC) The Stamford Jewish Community Center is presenting a hands-on program for parents titled “Special Education Parent Forum: Pursuing a Specialized School Placement” on March 14 at 7 p.m. A panel of special needs experts will help parents navigate the school process and empower parents in finding the right educational fit for their child who is struggling in school. The Stamford JCC is located at 1035 Newfield Avenue in Stamford, Connecticut.
This is a unique opportunity for parents to interact with experienced professionals in the special education field. The first part of the program will offer a panel discussion with Attorney Lawrence Berliner and special needs school representatives. The second part of the evening will offer parents the opportunity to engage in break-out sessions with school representatives to obtain more information and find out how the school could best fit the needs of their child.
Special Education Law Attorney Lawrence Berliner, moderator, will offer his legal perspective and will focus on understanding your child’s special education rights. He will guide parents in finding educational solutions and placements.
Representing Grove School will be Sean Kursawe, principal, and Kelly Webster, associate executive director. Grove School is a college-preparatory therapeutic private boarding and day school located in Madison, Connecticut for students in in grades seven through 12.
Samantha Berg, director of admissions, and Dr. Benjamin Powers, headmaster, will represent The Southport School on the panel. The Southport School is a private day school located in Southport, Connecticut for students with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Grades K through eight.
Beth Sugerman, head of school, and Michelle Rolfe, director of admissions will represent Winston Preparatory School’s Connecticut campus.Winston Preparatory school is a private day school located in Norwalk, Connecticut for students in grades 4-12 with learning disabilities, dyslexia and executive function difficulties.
Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC: Attorney Lawrence Berliner has dedicated his law practice to helping parents pursue their child’s educational rights. With 36 years of experience representing and advocating for children, adults and families with special needs, Attorney Berliner focuses his practice exclusively on special education law, disability rights law, Section 504, bullying and expulsion related to special education and practices throughout the state of Connecticut. He is based in Westport, Connecticut.