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Advocating For Your Child's Behavioral & Developmental Needs At School: A Community Conversation with MHA of Westchester

Advocating For Your Child's Behavioral & Developmental Needs At School: A Community Conversation with MHA of Westchester In-Person / Online

Identifying and finding appropriate solutions to your child’s educational needs can be a challenging journey. Join The Mental Health Association of Westchester as we discuss New York State Education Law with Special Education Attorney Michael Gilberg, explore rights as a parent and hear firsthand from parents who have successfully advocated for the behavioral health needs of their children in a school setting. Resources for advocacy support will be provided.

Hybrid Program - In-Person & Online

  • In-Person @ Greenburgh Public Library
  • Attend Virtually: Registration is Required. Click "Begin Registration" below to sign up to receive the Zoom Link.  Zoom attendees will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. 

Meet the Panelists:

Michael Gilberg - Special Education Attorney & Autistic Self-Advocate
Michael devotes his legal career to representing childen with disabilities to ensure they get the appropriate education that they are entitled to under the law, which he was denied as a child. He serves on numerous Boards and Committees and has government policy advocacy experience in New York State and Westchester County. 

Ruthanne Becker, MA - Senior Vice-President of Rehabilitation Services at MHA & Parent Advocate
Ruthanne is an experienced and innovative human services executive manager and the mother of two children who received special education services due to a variety of developmental, learning and mental health issues. Her family  has been on a journey of recovery for many years which has impacted and shaped both her professional and  personal life.

Lawrence Savell - Lawyer & Parent Advocate
Lawrence is a lawyer with more than 40 years of experience and has been a vigorous and persistent advocate for one of children, who has received special education services due to a variety of diagnosed developmental, learning, and mental health issues. He has retained, consulted with, and developed submissions from evaluative, medical, and legal  professionals to support efforts to mainstream his child’s education. 

Related LibGuide: Childrens by Joanna Rooney

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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