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With increasing numbers of students qualifying for special education services, professionals working with special needs children know that an understanding of special education law is crucial. You need to know the law in order to deal with complex questions that arise on a regular basis. Who pays when a special needs child is placed in private schooling at the parents' election? How can a school create the least restrictive environment and promote inclusion to the best interests of all students? It can be costly if you don't know. Order today!
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STEVEN D. BROWN is the chair of graduate programs and director of alternative routes for the School of Education at City University of Seattle. Previously, he was the Dean of Students of Sakai Intermediate School in the Bainbridge Island School District, the assistant principal of Orting Middle School, and a business education (CTE) teacher at Eastlake High School in the Lake Washington School District. Mr. Brown has taught school law to prospective administrators and teachers at City University since 2005, and created kidLAW® in 1995 to provide young people with interactive programs about the law, along with communication, leadership and literacy skills. In his previous iterations, he practiced civil litigation and employment law with Stokes Lawrence and Perkins Coie in Seattle, as well as practicing part-time in various other positions while he obtained his teaching and school administrator certificates. He served for four years on the Seattle School Board, and has been an officer on numerous boards and advisory boards for youth programs, including InvestED. Mr. Brown earned his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.
JENNY M. COCHRANE is owner at the Law Office of Jenny M. Cochrane, where she represents clients in both transactional legal matters and litigious matters in estate planning, family law, consumer protection, bankruptcy, social security, disability, and special education law. She is a mother of a 16-year-old boy, who has autism, as well as a solo practitioner of law licensed both in Washington state and British Columbia. As a lawyer, Ms. Cochrane seeks to improve the lot of folks impacted by disabilities, whether through special education, employment discrimination, denial of government benefits, or special needs trusts and guardianships. In addition to this work, she works in varied areas of civil and criminal litigation, as well as some transactional work. Ms. Cochrane also has done extensive work in Canada representing First Nations (the Native Americans of Canada) in residential school abuse claims, which she is hoping to bring to the U.S. in representation of Native Americans similarly impacted. Ms. Cochrane is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law.
SUSAN GRAY works as the associate program director for Master's in Teaching programs at City University of Seattle. She teaches a variety of topics in special education, behavior analysis, lesson design, human growth/development, and social justice in schools. Ms. Gray is a former special education teacher with specializations in emotional and behavioral disabilities, middle-level mathematics, and secondary biology. Before joining the CityU team, she taught for eight years in the Renton School District at Renton Academy, a K-12 therapeutic school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Having taught in a self-contained middle school classroom, Ms. Gray is highly qualified in all academic content areas with extensive experience in teaching literacy, math, social studies, science, and social skills. She is also highly trained in behavior analysis and management, crisis intervention, and verbal de-escalation techniques. Ms. Gray also has a Master’s in Psychology and has experience as a mental health therapist. She works with a variety of mental health issues and disabilities in adults, children, parents, and full family systems. Ms. Gray has provided mental health services in clinical settings, in the community, and in homes.
NICHOLLE S. MINEIRO is an attorney with Cassady Law PLLC, where she represents parents and students in education matters. Her focus is on special education and civil rights litigation, including discrimination, bullying and harassment. Ms. Mineiro is admitted to practice in the United States district courts, Western District of Washington and Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice. Prior to graduation from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2007, she earned a Master’s in Education from Claremont Graduate University in 2002, and taught elementary school in Title I schools and full inclusion classrooms. Ms. Mineiro earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998.
C. CHRISTINE PORTER is of counsel with Cassady Law PLLC, where she represents students with disabilities and their families. She was formerly a partner with Bean Porter Hawkins, PLLC, where she represented individuals in employment discrimination, consumer protection, and personal injury litigation. She has served on the boards of nonprofits in Washington, advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Ms. Porter is admitted to practice in the United States district courts, Western District of Washington, and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, the Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association, and the Washington State Association for Justice. She received her B.A. degree from Hunter College, CUNY, and her M.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Washington.