Special Education Legal Fund Announces Special Education Panel

Special Education Legal Fund, headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut and co- founded by Greenwich residents Christine Lai and Ulrika Drinkall, is pleased to announce the second in a series of parent seminars intended to help parents advocate for their children in special education. These information sessions are intended for parents with children in special education or children with particular learning needs and

“From Evaluation to Environment: What to Expect in Special Education” will take place on March 7 at 7:00pm at Second Congregational Church at 139 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich.

This panel will be moderated by Christine Lai, co-founder and Executive Director of Special Education Legal Fund.

Panelists include Debra Guise (Waverly Group), Piper Paul, Esq. (Law Offices of Piper Paul), Beth Sugerman (Winston Preparatory School), Marjorie Castro (Eagle Hill School), Aksana Varapai (Foundation School), Nelson Dorta PhD (Dorta & Associates), and Lara Damashek (Early Insight Advocacy).

The panel will address topics such as:

• What are the differences between school testing and a neuropsych evaluation?

• How can parents use an evaluation to determine whether school programs or other interventions are effective?

• What is an IEE (Independent Educational Evaluation)?

• My school district says my child doesn’t qualify for supports and services because he is performing at grade level, but he has behavioral and social problems. What should I do?

• What are the differences between a 504 and an IEP?

The event is free and open to all; registration is required. To register, please visit