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PFCR offers free trainings to professional and parent groups in the areas of special education law and SSI disability benefits. If you would like to request that PFCR present a training at your organization, please send an e-mail to Executive Director Todd Silverblatt at silverblatt@pfcr.org with the subject line “Training Request.”

PFCR’s professional trainings have covered a wide range of topics ranging from the basics of special education and SSI disability practice to advanced trainings for practitioners specializing in those fields. PFCR staff members have served as presenters for the following professional trainings:

Trainings for Attorneys Presented at Legal Services NYC:

  • Overview of Special Education Practice Under the IDEA – December 11, 2014
  • Update on Decisions from the State Review Officer – May 22, 2014
  • Attorney’s Fees and the Special Education Practitioner – June 25, 2012
  • Handling SSI Child Disability Cases: Focus on Mental Disorders– October 27, 2011
  • Attorney’s Fees Under the IDEA – February 23, 2010
  • Equitable Factors in IDEA Cases – October 27, 2009
  • Federal Litigation Under the IDEA – April 9, 2008 and May 9, 2008
  • Impartial Hearings– November 1, 2007
  • Compensatory Education– May 23, 2007
  • Special Education Law: Pendency and Its Implications– May 18, 2005
  • Post-Impartial Hearing Practice: Enforcing the Wins and Appealing the Losses–December 8, 2004
  • Assessment of Dyslexic Children: Integration of Evaluation Findings in Advocacy– March 30, 2004
  • Special Education Law for Lawyers– January 21, 2003
  • Advocacy for Families with Dyslexic Children– December 10, 2003
  • Nuts and Bolts of an Impartial Hearing– March 14, 2002
  • Advanced Advocacy and Litigation Strategies for Special Education Cases–October 22, 2001

Other Attorney Trainings:

  • Compensatory Education Presented for Pro Bono Counsel at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP–September 29, 2015 and October 2, 2015
  • Overview of Special Education Law and Practice Under the IDEAPresented for Pro Bono Counsel at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP – June 10, 2015, November 27, 2012, May 31, 2012
  • Education Law for Attorneys Representing Students in Mental Health Facilities Presented at Mental Hygiene Legal Services – December 7, 2006
  • Attorney’s Fees Under the IDEA Presented at the PLI Third Annual School Law Institute– May 14, 2003
  • Representing Kids in SSI Cases Presented for the Greater Upstate Law Project, Inc. – February 29, 2000

Trainings for Educational and Medical Professionals:

  • Basics of SSI for Children Presented at P.S. 146 – October 30, 2013
  • Overview of Special Education in New York City Presented for the Health and Hospitals Corporation, Health Center at Tremont –June 20, 2012
  • Overview of Special Education in New York City Presented at ICD – April 23, 2012
  • Identifying Students with Special Education Needs and Accessing Appropriate Services Presented at St. Barnabas Hospital – March 15, 2011
  • Overview of Special Education Presented at the Jewish Board for Family and Children’s Services – May 8, 2008
  • Overview of Special Education Presented at Columbia University–Harlem Hospital Center – March 22, 2007
  • Overview of Special Education and SSI Disability Presented at the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Clinic – 2006
  • Overview of Special Education Presented at the Fisher Landau/Kennedy Center Clinic at Montefiore Hospital –2006

PFCR staff members also have presented parent trainings for the following organizations:

  • International Dyslexia Association
  • Rhinelander Children’s Center
  • Lavelle School for the Blind
  • National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
  • Riverdale Mental Health Association

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