Monday, May 6, 2013 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bank Street College of Education 610 West 112th Street, New York NY, 10025
Esperanza Olivo / 212-876-4467 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BSC Autism Annotation Program: Expert Workshops Series
Autism Annotation Program: Expert Workshops Series
Chris Treiber, LMSW
Laws, Legislation, and Advocacy—A Professional Responsibility
What you need to know to effectively advocate for the students you serve
BEING ABLE TO ADVOCATE is an essential skill for all special education professionals and families. Yet many lack the skills and confidence to be comfortable in this role. This presentation will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower you to effectively advocate for children whether at an IEP meeting or meeting with an elected official.
Christopher Treiber, LMSW is the Associate Executive Director for Children's Services INTERAGENCY COUNCIL of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.
Chris was a 22-‐year member of AHRC New York City, an agency serving over 15,000 individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities throughout the five boroughs, working as a Social Worker for the Education Department. In September of 1995, Chris became the Director of Educational Advocacy.
Since that time, Chris has advocated for countless families, represented children at Fair Hearings, provided guidance to families on their rights within the educational system, and trained professionals on educational laws and regulations.
He has also provided input to the state and the federal government regarding new regulations and has been a successful advocate with our Legislature and government officials.