Encore Special Education Law Review (for Parents and Care Givers)
September 15, 2020
Hosted by Germaine Seufert
We talk with Attorney, Jack Robinson, about questions many families face with regard to special education. Topics that are reviewed include how parents can go from having initial concerns about their child's development and learning to be able to access services that are included with Special Education through the laws set out by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We will look at how things are intended to go for these families and answer questions about when the family hits a road block or the child changes their progress and needs new services, possibly in a different location or even at a home setting. What is an IEP, anyway? What is FAPE and LRE? Are you getting the best services possible for your situation? We review resources for families to look into including having an advocate, a parent who has gone through the process for support, an attorney and/or an outside provider to receive services.
More Than Special
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
More Than Special is for parents, caregivers and professionals to discuss topics relevant to having a child with special needs or helping advocate for an individual who has intellectual or developmental differences. Whether an acquired delay, like a brain injury, or one from birth, like Down syndrome, or one with questionable cause, like autism or ADHD, helping individuals navigate multiple systems with ever changing rules or laws, is difficult. Special Education, Health Insurance, Housing, Stress and Burnout, Injustice and Discrimination are real issues for anyone in the special needs community. Join us for an open conversation about these and many more topics, every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Germaine Seufert is a Licensed Counselor in Colorado who has been the Director of an Autism Intervention agency for the past eighteen years. In this time, matters of her clients’ health, happiness and wellness have changed over time with laws being created and implemented, resources coming and going, passionate individuals causing change for the good, research being conducted and overall awareness and acceptance increasing worldwide. Keeping up with this change and knowledge has been one of Germaine’s key interests to being able to be a resourceful and helpful individual for clients and community members. She now brings this wealth of knowledge to you. In her eighteen years of clinical experience, Germaine has advocated for children’s needs and the needs of those who are unable to advocate for themselves, through participating in legislation, learning about laws that impact decisions and regularly involving herself in making impactful and meaningful change in her community.