Annual COPAA Conference
San Diego, California
Jan. 29-31, 1999
2nd Annual Conference of the Council of Parent Attorneys and
Advocates (COPAA), will be held in San Diego, California,
on January 29-31, 1999, the COPAA Board of Directors announced.
COPAA is a not-for-profit organization established to improve
legal resources for parents trying to secure an appropriate education
for their child with disabilities. Membership is available to
parents of children with disabilities, and any attorney or advocate
proposed by The EDLAW Center, COPAA is a joint effort of
the Center for Law and Education; Disabilities Rights and Education
Defense Fund (DREDF); Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service;
Protection & Advocacy, Inc. of California; Public Interest
Law Corporation of Philadelphia (PILCOP); and Statewide Advocacy
Network on Disabilities (STAND).
The 1999 program will consist of a mixture of mini-courses,
workshops, general sessions and breakout sessions. Among the subjects
to be covered, for both the new and experienced registrant, will
details and speakers will be announced later.
and Effective Use of Individual Education Programs (IEPs)
You Need to Know About Tests and Evaluations
and Bolts of Small Office Legal Practice
of Important Recent Judicial Decisions
of New IDEA Regulations
Speakers at the First Annual Conference included:
L. Blakemore, Esq. Executive Director, California Protection
& Advocacy, Inc.;
D. Cohen, Esq., Monahan & Cohen, Chicago, IL;
E. Dobel, Esq., Berkeley, CA;
L.E. Dussault, Esq., Seattle, WA;
P. Gilhool, Esq., and Judith A. Gran, PILCOP;
Goodman, Esq., Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidell & Bank,
R. Hakola, Esq., Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service;
Klebanoff, Esq., West Hartford, CT;
Lipton, Esq., DREDF;
Mattison, Esq., Gordon, Silberman, Wiggins & Childs, Birmingham,
Vanaman, Esq., Sherman Oaks, CA;
W.D. Wright, Esq.; Deltaville, VA, and
James Rosenfeld, Esq., The EDLAW Center.
addition to the previously identified speakers, the COPAA Board
Ordover, Esq., Center for Law and Education;
Chewning, Parent Advocate, Christiansburg, VA;
Dawson, Advocacy Unlimited, Agawam, MA;
Diehl, STEP Center, Greeneville, TN;
Lane Ginsburg, Parent Advocate, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
L. Howey, Parent Advocate, West Point, IN;
Lilly, Parent Advocate, Irvine, CA; and
Whitehead, STAND, Tampa, FL.
wishing to be notified about COPAA and conference developments
may do so by email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or by visiting COPAA's web site at <http://www.edlaw.net/edcenter/copaa>.
You can contact COPAA at (954) 966-4489 or (954) 966-8561 (fax)
or by mail: COPAA
P.O. Box 81-7327,
Hollywood, FL 33081-0327.