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is a partner at The Steedman Law Group.
Mr. Steedman's practice is devoted primarily to the representation
of children with disabilities. He has represented his clients
in administrative due process hearings and state and federal courts.
addition to a law degree from the University of Maryland, Mr. Steedman has
a Masters Degree in Social Work. For several years, he served
as a Due Process Hearing Officer in special education cases. He
is an active member of the Council of
Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
"I loved the two-day seminar by you and Pat Howey - it was "just what the doctor" ordered. I know what I need to do - and how to do things more effectively. I feel so empowered! - Florida parent
Mr. Steedman is the author of “Advocating for Services: Legal Issues Confronting Parents and Guardians” in Growing Up with Autism: Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents by Robin L. Gabriels and Dina E. Hill (Editors), published by The Guilford Press (2007). He has written many articles about special education law and advocacy
Wayne and Pete Wright have worked together since Wayne's successful
decision in Gerstmyer
v. Howard County Public Schools. In Gerstmyer,
the Judge found that a Montessori School was the appropriate placement
for a child with dyslexia, a language learning disability. Read about
this case in Parents
of Dyslexic Child Reimbursed for Tuition at Montessori School.
OKC - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by Sooner SUCCESS.
El Paso, TX - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by the Federal Bar Association El Paso Chapter.
Grand Rapids, MI - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan.
Roanoke, VA - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by FACES of Virginia Families.
Detroit, MI - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by My Great Kid, LLC.
Omaha, NE - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored by PTI Nebraska.
IA - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training
sponsored by the Autism Society of
the Quad Cities.
Rapids, MI - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training
sponsored by the Autism Society West
IL - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training
sponsored by DisabilityGoTo,
Milwaukee, WI - Private
Indianapolis, IN - IDEA 2004 and NCLB: What You
Don't Know CAN Hurt You! sponsored by DisabilityGoTo,
Inc. and the Autism
Society of Indiana.
IL - IDEA 2004 and NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
sponsored by DisabilityGoTo,
FL - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training
sponsored by the Family Network
on Disabilities of Manatee/Sarasota, Inc.
CT - IDEA 2004 and NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN
Hurt You! sponsored by the Learning
Disabilities Association of Connecticut, Inc.
Broomfield (Boulder Area), CO - Special Education
Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by the Autism
Society of Boulder County.
SOLD OUT - Greater
Toledo/Lucas County, OH - Special Education Law and Advocacy
Boot Camp sponsored by The Arc of Lucas County, Autism Society of NW
Ohio, Family Information Network of NW Ohio, Lucas County Board of MR/DD,
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, Ohio Support Team, Ohio Coalition
for the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Ohio Developmental
NY - Special Education Law and Advocacy Training sponsored
by Resources & Advocacy for Inclusion.
Baltimore, MD - Private Training.
Knoxville, TN - IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
sponsored by the Autism Society of America - East Tennessee Chapter.
VA - Partners in Policy Making (private training).
FL - Special Education Law & Advocacy Bootcamp sponsored by
the Unicorn Children's Foundation.
Champaign, IL - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
sponsored by the
C-U Autism Network.
Wheeling, WV - What You Don't Know About IDEA & NCLB CAN Hurt You!
sponsored by the Augusta Levy Learning Center.
MI - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by
Autism in Berrien County Speaks.
- Special Education Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Texas
Parent to Parent.
Tallahasee, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, FL - What You Don't
Know CAN Hurt You! sponsored by the Florida Developmental
Disabilities Council (FDDC).
NY - Special Ed Law & Advocacy Training sponsored by Greater
Rochester S.A.F.E. (Schools Are For Everyone).
MD - What You Don't Know About IDEA 2004 CAN Hurt You! sponsored
by Psychological Resource Associates, The Learning Network and
Anne Arundel Community College.
GA - Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
Program sponsored by the Autism Society of George.
AZ - Wrightslaw Special Ed Law & Advocacy Training Program
with co-presenters Pat Howey, Pete Wright, and Pam Wright at the
Conference of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.
Richmond VA - Partners in Policymaking (closed to the public).
As a member of the Wrightslaw
Speakers Bureau, Mr. Steedman provides training for parents, educators,
advocate, attorneys, and others who want to ensure that children receive
quality special education services.
education law & advocacy programs are designed to meet the needs
of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates, and attorneys
who represent children with disabilities.
Wayne D. Steedman, Esq.
Attorney at Law
The Steedman Law Group, LLC
1447 York Road, Unit 508
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Email: wayne | at | steedmanlaw.net