On Tuesday, March 23, the community is invited to hear a talk on Getting and Keeping an Appropriate Educational Program in Challenging Economic Times.

Special Education Attorney, Nora Belanger, will speak to the difficulty of obtaining an appropriate special education services during these financially complex times.

The economic environment has created an even larger gap between what parents feel is an appropriate education and what school districts are willing to provide.

Even when there is a reasonable IEP, there are often concerns about implementation, progress reporting, staff training and program supervision. Attorney Belanger will discuss easy steps to managing the parent/ school district relationship to optimize the chances of your child receiving the appropriate program to which he is entitled.

Nora Belanger, Esq. is a special education and disability rights attorney in Norwalk, CT. She represents parents in IEP meetings, mediation, due process hearings and federal court. Attorney Belanger holds a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor Degree.

She has been a certified special education teacher in the past; is a sought-out and popular presenter; and has been practicing special education law in Connecticut for nearly a decade. To learn more about Attorney Belanger, check www.norabelanger.com.

The presentation is from 10am to noon at the Waveny House in Waveny Park in New Canaan. This free event is sponsored by SPED*NET, Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. Coffee and bagels will be served.

Visit www.spednet.org for more information. RSVP to Denise Buckenheimer at Denise@spednet.org or 972-5871.

SPED*NET New Canaan is a network of individuals who are interested in special education and other disability issues.