2016 Disabilities Training Conference – A Voice Heard

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This year over 450 attorneys, judges and child welfare professionals attended the Third Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference.  The keynote speakers were inspiring thought provoking and gave us all tools to use in helping the children we work with every day.  The workshops were wide ranging with presenters sharing their expertise in areas such as guardianships, psychotropic medications, master trusts and educational advocacy.  Below are the videos of the from the workshops and keynote speakers.  If you are an attorney in Florida and would like to receive CLE credit you will need to watch the video and report the course number and information to the Florida Bar at www.FloridaBar.org.  There are 45 credit hours available below.  The course number is valid for 18 months or until November 28, 2017.

Each year we survey our conference attendees about the conference to find out what they liked, what they did not like, and how we can make it a better value added conference for all that attend in 2017.  If you would like to see a summary of the survey results, click here.  Florida GAL Disabilities Training Conference 2016 Survey Results

Welcome and Opening of Conference

Keynote Session: It Takes a Network –  Jonathan Martinis, Senior Director for Law and Policy, The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

For children with disabilities, the path to a productive and independent adulthood is fraught with peril: services and supports are too-often inconsistent or uncoordinated, resulting in too many children falling through too many cracks, with can lead to tragic results. This address will call for a “coordinated culture of support,” exhorting guardians ad litem to be “for the child”and the adult that child will become by helping set up, implement, and coordinate services between schools, vocational rehabilitation, Medicaid, and others, to ensure that children have the best chance to realize their best possible life outcomes.

  • CLE Number: 1603333N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Agency for Persons with Disabilities – Denise Arnold, Deputy Director of Programs with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities

This workshop will provide information regarding the services provided by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. APD provides services to those with developmental disabilities including people with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, and Spina Bifida as well as children under the age of six who at risk of these disabilities. Opportunities to ask questions and interact on specific topics of interest will be included.

  • CLE Number: 1603282N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Making Sure Children Don’t Slip Through The Cracks: Identifying Permanency Options for Kids – Wendie Cooper, Director of Appeals GAL Program; Dave Krupski, Appellate Counsel GAL Program; Patty Propheter, Continuing Education Coordinator, GAL Program

This workshop will discuss legal and practical issues that may arise when seeking permanency for children with special needs. It will cover different categories of special needs, explore diagnoses and treatment options and how these impact available permanency options. The panel will provide guidelines for selecting permanency arrangements based on a child’s circumstances. The workshop will discuss legal and social work issues, but will be presented in a way to appeal to legal and social work professionals as well as other stakeholders in the dependency system.

  • CLE Number: 1603280N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law; Adoption Law)

Rising to the Challenge: Advocating for the Best Interests of Trafficked Children, Sara Goldfarb, Appellate Counsel, Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program; Laura Lee, Appellate Counsel, Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program; Kimberly Grabert, Statewide Human Trafficking Director, Florida Department of Children and Families

This workshop provides an overview of the challenges faced when working with trafficked children in dependency. The workshop will also consider pending legislation. The workshop will also consider reasons traditional assumptions about best interests may not apply to children who have been subjected to trafficking. We will explore specific strategies for all stages of Chapter 39 proceedings. In small groups, participants will review several hypotheticals and brainstorm specific advocacy strategies that can become a part of their advocacy. The workshop will highlight how disabled children and children in the child welfare system are particularly vulnerable to trafficking and how to prevent it.

  • CLE Number: 1603279N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Special Education Advocacy: Beyond the Basics -Kimberley Spire-Oh, Special Education Attorney, Law Offices of Kimberley Spire-Oh;Dr. Jonathan McIntire, Educational Consultant, Law Offices of Kimberley Spire-Oh

Advocating for students with disabilities within the schools can be complicated. There are many complex issues that arise once you have obtained a 504 plan or IEP for the student. The workshop will provide advice and insight for dealing with the questions and challenges that arise on a regular basis and are essential to ensuring that students receive the free and appropriate public education guaranteed by the law. We will also share resources for tackling challenging situations so that you know where to turn to find the best solutions.

  • CLE Number: 1603281N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Education Law)

Delivering Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Youth Services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Sheila Ward, Transition Administrator, Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) has enhanced the delivery and scope of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services to high school youth with disabilities. Additional human and fiscal resources have been allocated to assist youth. Learn about the new and improved evidence-based services and programs being made available throughout Florida. Intermediate

 

  • CLE Number: 1603285N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Disabling the Myths: Understanding the Trauma of Abuse with the Focus on Persons with Disabilities – Vanessa Cordero, Senior Child’s Best Interest Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program; Laura Streyffeler, Dr. Laura Counseling, P.A.

It is a sad fact that the rate of abuse increases for children with disabilities. In this workshop, presenters will explain the trauma of abuse when the victim is disabled. In addition, the workshop will allow the participant to understand the types and symptoms of trauma; the challenges of abuse and neglect in homes where there is a disabled child; managing the disclosure of abuse of a disabled child; and will discuss assessing lethality and safety planning for disabled victims, and appropriate trauma based services.

  • CLE Number: 1603283N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Elder Law; Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Guardianship – The Basics After Regis Little – Kristen Feuer, Senoir Supervising Attorney, Dade Legal Aid;  Wendy Robbins, Senoir Supervising Attorney, Dade Legal Aid

This workshop covers the basics of a guardianship and the changes following the enactment of the Regis Little Act to Protect Children with Special Needs. Intermediate

 

  • CLE Number: 1603287N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Top 10 Disability Cases, Statutes, and Rules for Chapter 39 Proceedings – Ward Metzger, Appellate Counsel, DCF/Children’s Legal Services; Kelley Schaeffer, Appellate Counsel, Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program; Stephanie Zimmerman Deputy Director of Children’s Legal Services; Kelly Swartz, Director of Legal Services, Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program

Every player in the dependency process needs to understand the law that most frequently impacts successfully advocating for a disabled child’s safety, best interests, and permanency. This workshop will explore the 10 essential cases, statutes, and rules that guide discussions concerning disabled children. The presenters will discuss how to use these cases, statutes, and rules effectively to ensure that an advocate’s practice is maximizing Florida’s legal resources.

  • CLE Number: 1603286N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Transition: Planning for the Rest of their Lives –  Jessalyn Gustin, Program Director, Upper Valley Services in Bradford, Vermont;  Jonathan Martinis,Senior Director for Law and Policy, The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

After hearing the Transition Planning Keynote Address, this workshop provides the “nuts and bolts” of Effective Transition Planning. Effective Transition Planning can set a young adult on the path to independence. Schools and other agencies can and must provide services designed to empower students to direct their own lives, succeed in college, become employed, and be integrated into their communities. This workshop will help child welfare professionals learn about these critical supports and the organizations providing them. Most importantly, participants will learn strategies for securing and coordinating services so that students have the best opportunity to become successful, self-determined adults.

  • CLE Number: 1603284N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Education Law)

Broadway’s Revival of Spring Awakening – Michael Arden,  Katie Boeck,  Daniel Durant, and  Sandra Mae Frank

Lead actors from the revival of Broadway’s Spring Awakening will join the Guardian ad Litem Disabilities Conference to inspire us through their experiences of performing on Broadway and bringing musical theatre to the deaf community. The actors will perform songs from Broadway Revival of Spring Awakening, educate us on how both deaf and hearing actors work together to create a successful Broadway production, and encourage us to place no limitations on what children with disabilities can accomplish.

Deaf West Theatre is dedicated to staging professional theater productions for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Based in North Hollywood, California, Deaf West Theatre productions feature both deaf and hearing actors, who use a combination of American Sign Language, and spoken and sung English to provide theater experiences. Since its founding in 1991, Deaf West Theatre has produced more than 44 plays and musicals, has performed on Broadway, has been nominated for two Tony Awards, and has won numerous honors for artistic excellence. Deaf West Theatre’s revival of Spring Awakening made its Broadway debut September 27, 2015 and will go on a national tour 2017 – 2018.

The Spring Awakening production performed on the Tony Awards, at The White House as part of an event titled “Americans with Disabilities and the Arts: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion”, have appeared on numerous television shows, and the producers were honored by the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities with the Champions of Change Award.

  • CLE Number: 1603288N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Advancing The Self-Determination Of Clients With Disabilities –   Phoebe Ball, Legislative Affairs Specialist, National Counsel on Disability; Robyn Powell, Consultant, Robyn Powell Consulting, LLC.

This workshop will focus on advocating for people with disabilities in the dependency system, and helping people with disabilities to be heard. We will discuss the legal paradigm in light of the ADA in the context of child welfare and guardianship law and how to maximize the self-determination of clients with disabilities. Finally, we will discuss the findings of the NCD’s groundbreaking report, “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and their Children” and developments in this area of the law.

  • CLE Number: 1603289N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Drugging Our Kids…in Foster Care & Complex Trauma: The Brain is the Boss – Hillary Lemaster, Executive Director of Development & Donor Relations, Wings of Shelter Int’l, Inc.; Lowell Senitz, CEO/Founder, Wings of Shelter Int’l, Inc.;  Sally Senitz, CEO/Founder, Wings of Shelter Int’l, Inc.

This workshop will present documentation of the alarming use of psychiatric medications in our foster care system — and the impact on thousands of vulnerable kids who suffer the consequences. The workshop includes a documentary video that gives voice to these young people, silenced during their youth by the powerful drugs. The documentary presents information from more than 175 people, and dozens of current and former foster youth who were frequently moved and heavily medicated by a system that struggled to manage their complicated childhood.

  • CLE Number: 11603292N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Adoption Law)

Education Law: Early Childhood Through Transitions – Melissa Duncan, Supervising Attorney Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County; Shahar Pasch, Supervising Attorney Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County; Alexandra St. Pierre, Attorney Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

This workshop consists of an overview of special education law through the framework of children’s developmental stages. Participants will learn about IDEA, Section 504 of the ADA, Chapter 39 of the Florida Statues, and other legal tools available to advocate for appropriate educational services and access for children of varying ages in the dependency system. Real-life case studies will be used in an interactive presentation. There will be a focus ethics as well as the roles of the various parties in the educational setting.

  • CLE Number: 1603291N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Families with Disabilities in the Dependency System and the ADA and S. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act -Matthew Dietz, Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group, Inc.

Children with disabilities have the same rights to benefits, privileges, services and programs as any other child would have. These children and their families are not provided the resources necessary to live and grow, both physically and psychologically, in a community-based setting. In this workshop, the Federal Disability Rights law will be discussed as well as the mandatory requirements for both parents and/or children with disabilities so each has an equal opportunity to benefit from protections and services offered to others in the child welfare system. Intermediate

  • CLE Number: 1603290N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law; Marital and Family Law)

Mostly Medicaid Waivers – Nancy Wright, Attorney, the Law Offices of Nancy E. Wright

For children with developmental disabilities or complex medical conditions, finding services to allow them to live in a home or residential setting can be challenging. Medicaid “Waivers” offer home and community-based services, but often have long waiting lists and confusing eligibility criteria. This workshop will help child advocates to remove those obstacles by exploring mysteries like: What does a Medicaid Waiver waive? When does a child need Waiver services and when is regular Medicaid enough? What Waivers does Florida offer, and who is eligible? What are the priorities for the waiting list?

  • CLE Number: 1603293N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Child’s Attorney Role in the Cross-System Application Process for Social Security Disability – Gaila Anderson, CEO/Attorney, African-American Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities; Veronica Robinson, Attorney, Anderson Law Group

Your role as Attorney-ad-Litem requires you to advocate for your child client. This unique form of advocacy is not limited to representation before the dependency court but requires you to ensure that the child has access to resources and services available outside of the child welfare system. If the child is not in foster care, then it is your job to assist in the application process for social security disability benefits and/or Food Assistance/Medicaid. This workshop will provide step-by-step guidelines to the application processes for these cross-system resources.

  • CLE Number: 1603297N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Gang Trafficking Case Study: Criminal Investigation, Services Provided, & Victim Engagement – Patrick Guckian, Master Sargeant, Orlando Police Department;     Erin Wirsing, DELTA Program Manager, Devereux Florida

This workshop will provide an overview of the gang trafficking case United States v. Villanueva, et al. Presenters will discuss both the criminal investigation as well as the victim engagement and services provided to a minor child over a several year period of time.

  • CLE Number: 1603296N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Criminal Appellate Law; Criminal Trial Law; Juvenile Law)

Keeping the Behaviorally Challenged Student in School and Learning – Ann Siegel, Director of Advocacy, Education and Outreach, Disability Rights Florida

Students with challenging behavior spend more time out of the classroom, missing out on important instructional time. Students are suspended, expelled, reassigned to alternative schools or arrested for manifestations of their disability. This presentation will focus on the student’s behavior, developing an appropriate Individual Education Plan, navigating a manifestation determination, Functional Behavior Assessment, Positive Behavior Intervention Plan and restraint and seclusion and how to keep the student safe. Discussion will include federal and state law, case law and state board rules.

  • CLE Number: 1603298N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Educational Law; Juvenile Law)

More Than Just a Bed: An Overview of Placement Options for Dependent Youth with Disabilities – Abigail Adkins, GAL Program, Developmental Disabilities Case Coordinator, Legal Aids Society of the OCBA Inc.;  Coravious Cowart, GAL Program, Developmental Disabilities Attorney, Legal Aids Society of the OCBA Inc.

With growing needs and limited options, securing appropriate placements for youth with disabilities can be a daunting task. This workshop provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of available placements for youth. Attendees will gain insight and strategies regarding eligibility, treatments, securing funding, achieving permanency, and will engage in an interactive case study showing effective placement stabilization methods. The targeted audience for this presentation will be DCF, GALs, AALs, CMOs, parents, children, caregivers, and other active participants.

  • CLE Number: 1603294N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

The ABC’s and 123’s of SNTs – Travis Finchum, Special Needs Lawyers, PA, Guardian Trust

This workshop will answer the questions what is a Special Needs Trust and why should families consider creating one? A Special Needs Trust is created to protect resources for an individual with a disability. Contrary to popular belief, Special Needs Trusts can be easy and affordable. We will discuss the various types of SNTs and how they can preserve the valuable benefits for children and young adults with a disability. Attendees will learn cost-effective ways to establish SNTs and provide for a sound, reliable plan to look after the financial wellness of people with disabilities.

  • CLE Number: 1603295N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Benefits Management and the Role of Representative Payees and Guardianship – Amanda Heystek, Director of Litigation, Disability Rights Florida; Kane J. Lamberty, DCF ACCESS Central Region/Policy Unit; Victor Panoff, Sr. Advocate-Investigator, Disability Rights Florida

This workshop will explore the role of Representative Payees and Guardians in helping individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals. We will discuss benefits that can be compromised such as Social Security and Medicaid as well as strategies and tactics to resolve cases and restore benefits. This workshop will assist Representative Payees and Guardians understand the effect of work activity and earned income and accumulation of asset on benefits. This presentation will discuss P & A program employer payee reviews and the broader organizational payee reviews.

  • CLE Number: 1603301N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Inclusion: Advocating for Least Restrictive Environment & Navigating the New Florida Diploma Options – Megan Collins, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Florida

This workshop will educate attendees on students’ right to be educated to the maximum extent possible with non-disabled peers. Topics will include: a discussion of the continuum of services and how to determine a child’s least restrictive environment for education, as well as a discussion of the recent changes to Florida’s high school diploma options and whether different options affect a student’s least restrictive environment. The main goal is to provide attendees with the basic knowledge to prepare for discussion related to inclusion and make informed decisions about diploma options.

  • CLE Number: 1603300N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Education Law; Juvenile Law)

Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights, Ensuring Choices, Empowering Independence – Jessalyn Gustin, Program Director, Upper Valley Services in Bradford, Vermont;  Jonathan Martinis, Senior Director for Law and Policy, The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Study after study has found that people with disabilities who have more self-determination, more control over their lives, have better lives: they are more likely to be employed, independent, integrated into their communities, and safer. And yet, for over 2,000 years, society has consistently, even reflexively, placed people with disabilities in guardianships that deny them the right and opportunity to make fundamental decisions about their lives. This session will introduce Supported Decision-Making (SDM), an alternative to guardianship where people work with trusted friends, family members, and professionals who help them understand the situations and choices they face, so they can make their own decisions, without the need for a guardian. Attendees will learn the theories and studies behind SDM and practical strategies (using real-world examples) to secure SDM supports and services and give their clients the best opportunity to live independent, inclusive, self-determined lives. Intermediate

  • CLE Number: 1603303N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Marital and Family Law; Juvenile Law)

The IEP Meeting: You’ve Been Invited…Now What? – Jessica Rae, Attorney; Heather Wallace, Assistant School Board Attorney, Pinellas County School District

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) process can be confusing and intimidating, but the goal of the IEP Team is to develop the best possible plan to help the student achieve his or her goals and succeed academically. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for and be an active team member in your student’s IEP meeting.

  • CLE Number: 1603299N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Education Law; Juvenile Law)

Unlocking the Mysteries of MMAs – How to Get Therapeutic and other Specialty Services for Children – Amy Guinan Liem, Attorney Florida Legal Services; Robin Rosenberg, Deputy Director Florida’s Children First

This workshop examines the interplay of various agencies involved in obtaining Medicaid services. Therapeutic placements and specialty treatments were tough to deal with before Medicaid was privatized, now the path to needed services is even more convoluted. We’ll examine the coverage requirements of EPSDT, and the statutes and rules that apply to residential treatment in light of the state’s contracts with Managed Medical Assistance programs. This will be an intermediate course for practitioners who will leave with tools to advocate and obtain services for children.

  • CLE Number: 1603302N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Marital and Family Law; Juvenile Law)

Collaborative Disability Advocacy Using a Facility Dog – A Case Study –   Tami Gonyea, Assistant Program Director, Youth and Family Alternatives; Brenda Kocher, Courthouse Dog Handler/Volunteer Florida Guardian ad Litem Program; Suzanne Parker, Victim Advocacy and Permanency Director, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program

This workshop will outline a case study in which two agencies collaborated on a difficult case of a child with severe trauma and sensory disabilities using a professionally trained facility dog to assist in achieving safety and permanency. The roles and abilities of a facility dog to aid the system of care in providing trauma sensitive services will be thoroughly explained. Intermediate

  • CLE Number: 1604385N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Educational Advocacy: Accessing Services and Supports – Jim Maxwell, Director of Student Services, Polk County Schools; Amy Vance, School Psychologist/Student Services Trainer, Polk County Schools; Mike Willis, Education Specialist, Polk County Schools

This workshop is intended to promote improved collaboration between child advocates and public school systems. Participants will learn how they can effectively engage with schools. The workshop will include information about school based decision making systems, key performance indicators and how to access additional supports and services for struggling students. Participants will leave this workshop with practical information and strategies that will allow them to immediately improve educational advocacy.

  • CLE Number: 1603304N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Education Law; Juvenile Law)

How to Prevail in a Contested IEP Meeting? – Paolo Annino, Glass Professor of Public Interest Law, Florida State University School of Law

In this advanced workshop, (intended for those with knowledge of the basics of special education law) attendees will learn how to prevail in a contested Individualized Education Program (IEP) special education meeting. The presenter has created a video showing actors roleplaying during a contested IEP meeting and making common mistakes. After showing the video, the workshop will include discussion of the common errors shown in the video and how to correct them. The workshop reviews the law and skill sets needed to prevail at a contested IEP meeting.

  • CLE Number: 1603305N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Advanced
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Education Law)

Integrating Assistive and Adaptive Technology in Daily Living – Laura Reyes, Therapy Department Manager, OTR/L, Broward Children’s Center; Kathryn Stoneback, Lead Recreational Therapist, CTRS, Broward Children’s Center

Participants will be provided the opportunity to explore different types of assistive and adaptive technology and discuss the functional utilization of the equipment within the areas of daily living and recreation for an enhanced understanding as to how the inclusion of client-centered equipment can improve an individual’s overall quality of life. The areas of daily living that will be explored are activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education/work, and leisure/play. This is a “hands-on” workshop as the presenters will bring along various pieces of technology for the participants to examine.

  • CLE Number: 1603306N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Basic
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Juvenile Law)

Transition and Social Security Benefits for Students with Disabilities –  Harold Bennett, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Florida; Felicia Jordan, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Florida

In this workshop, participants will explore the interactions between the wide array of transition services available to students with disabilities and Social Security benefits provided through both the SSI and SSDI programs. Participants will learn which agencies and programs have roles in the transition process, what issues to be alert to as a student transitions into post-secondary activities, and how work incentives can ease the transition from beneficiary to self-sufficient individual.

  • CLE Number: 1505394N
  • CLE Credits: 1.5 (General)
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Certification Credits: 1.5 (Marital and Family Law;  Juvenile Law)

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