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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Advocacy & Support for Parents with Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children Presented by: Larry Siegel

Advocacy & Support for Parents with
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children Presented by: 
Larry Siegel

Mr. Siegel, internationally recognized advocate for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, will be at 2 locations in central Pennsylvania. He will address Pennsylvania laws, communication plan, advocacy & obstacles parents and their children face in educational settings.

When & Where:

Nov. 14, 2013 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holiday Inn Williamsport
100 Pine Street
Williamsport, PA   17701

Nov. 15, 2013 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Western PA School for the Deaf/Scranton School for the Deaf  & Hard of Hearing
Children Outreach Center
3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA   17011

Meeting Format:
• After welcoming remarks, Mr. Siegel will present for approximately 1 hour, followed by a group discussion.

• Time is allotted for individual family appointments with Mr. Siegel. Exact time and appointment length depends on the need; appointments to be determined the day of the workshop 

• Lunch provided

RSVP by Nov. 6, 2013

• There is no registration fee

• Reserve your seat with Jessica Marks at jmarks@wpsd.org

   • Include the following information when registering:

*Location you’d like to attend. (either Williamsport or Camp Hill)

*If you would like to meet privately with Mr. Siegel

*Questions your family may have for Mr. Siegel to address during the workshop

*Accommodations, if needed.

About Mr. Larry Siegel:

Larry Siegel, received his A.B. and M.A. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from Hasti ngs College of the Law. Founder of the National Deaf Education Project, helped enact nation's first Deaf Child's Educational Bill of Rights. Author of : Statement of Principle (the Ed. & Communication Needs of D and HH Children), The Human Right to Language, The Complete IEP Guide, Least Restrictive Environment, the Paradox of Inclusion. He’s an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law. He was the Endowed Chair at Gallaudet University (2004-2005) . Other accomplishments include: Fulbright Specialist, appointed to California Special Education Commission; advised New Mexico, Colorado, California, North Carolina, Vermont, Pennsylvania and other states on reforming education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  He has testified before US Congress and state legislatures on Deaf Ed . He consulted with Gifu University (Japan) and Stockholm University on Special Education. Larry Siegel is from California.

Sponsored by: Programs of the Western PA School for the Deaf & Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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