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Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017

Thursday April 13

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Practising Law Institute
    The Monadnock Building
    685 Market St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
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Why You Should Attend
Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to identify and represent low-income children in California with education, health care, and public benefits issues. Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, discipline for students with disabilities, advocacy for foster youth, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.

What You Will Learn
? Holistic screening and development of a child's issues at initial intake
? Why Individualized Education Program (IEP) timelines and goals are important
? How to represent a student at a Manifestation Determination Meeting
? What to do if a school denies a student a right they are entitled to as a foster youth
? Special considerations in representing youth and transition aged adults in SSI advocacy
? What health entitlements and resources are available for pregnant and parenting youth
? What health entitlements and legal strategies are available for youth with mental health disabilities
? What to do if you are representing a youth with competency issues in juvenile court

Who Should Attend
Any attorney interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income children in California.

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