School is back in session! Prepare yourself for a successful year at SEEK's 2nd annual conference with trending special education issues and must-know advocacy skills to help your child or clients. SEEK is Connecticut’s only parent/professional run organization created to identify barriers in special education and SEEK solutions through changing policy and legislation.
SEEK's Mission is to Advocate, Educate and Legislate. SEEK believes that an appropriate special education is an extension of one’s civil rights, so it is SEEK's mission to break down barriers in special education and increase equity and opportunity for children with disabilities.
February 23, 2017
Tashua Knolls Country Club
Honorary guest, Senator Murphy addressed issues of special education, about which he has a special interest due to his seat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Senator Murphy's shares his dedication to special education matters with wife, Catherine Holahan, who was formerly the Managing Attorney of the Children-at-Risk unit of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., a statewide group of attorneys who advocated through systemic policy change and individual representation for improved access to quality education for low-income students.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 AMITY ROAD
A full-day conference on trending special education issues and must know-advocacy skills.
Introduction by former Lieutenant Governor Kevin B. Sullivan
Keynote Speaker & Honorary Guest Attorney Howard Klebanoff
December 7, 2018
Solun Tapas Restaurant
Attorney Judith Gran, nationally recognized for her tireless work on behalf of students and adults with disabilities, was the honored guest speaker. Among Ms. Gran's many accomplishments, she was a founding member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates ("COPAA"), a national organization of attorneys, advocates and parents dedicated to securing high quality educational services for children with disabilities. Additionally, she has conducted class action litigation to obtain community services for institutionalized persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Montana, California, Illinois and Tennessee.
December 8, 2017
Attorney Howard Klebanoff, nationally recognized in the fight for special education, was honored for his contributions here in Connecticut. and nationally, to the educational rights of students with disabilities.
He helped write key legislation designed to protect the rights of people with disabilities and their families, and is considered one of Connecticut's most distinguished attorneys in special education law. The University of Connecticut established the Klebanoff Institute of Special Education in recognition of his work on behalf of children with disabilities. childhood to post-secondary education.
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