Meeting Archive:
The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act: Its Impact on Students with LD and AD/HD


Meeting Description:

On January 1, 2009, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) went into effect, making historic changes to our nation's civil rights law for people with disabilities.


Join Matt Cohen, Esq. - a Chicago-based attorney and national advocate for children with disabilities - on March 18 from Noon to 1:30 PM EDT for a national Webinar to learn how the revised law will strengthen interpretation of the requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and improve access to accommodations under the ADAA and Section 504 for students and young adults with LD and/or AD/HD.


This Webinar will be conducted via a toll-free conference call and the Internet. Your registration provides one toll-free dial-in and one Web log-in.


Space is limited and early registration is encouraged!


Brought to you by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (CHADD), the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and CHADD's National Resource Center on AD/HD.


This event is made possible by the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation.

 


Details
Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (CHADD), the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and CHADD's National Resource Center on AD/HD
 Presenter Information
Matthew Cohen, Esq.
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Mr. Matthew Cohen, Esq, has worked on behalf of children with disabilities in disputes with public schools and other governmental agencies since 1979. Cohen has represented hundreds of families in IEP meetings, special education due process proceedings, and litigation, and has been involved in a number of important special education cases.

 

He is a former national president of CHADD and is a founding board member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). He has authored numerous articles on special education topics as well as a newly published book, A Guide to Special Education Advocacy - What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know. He is currently a featured commentator for LDonline, an online disability news service.