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Friday, October 21 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
2a The Rights to Special Education
The panel will discuss special education law and rights for students and families in order to increase access for AAPI communities.

Moderators
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Angela Doan

Dual-Degree Law and Education Student, Boston College Law School & Lynch School of Education
Angee Doan is a current 3L at Boston College Law School also in the dual degree program for a Masters of Educational Administration at the Lynch School of Education (LSOE). She is a former Title-I elementary school teacher with five years of experience teaching in mainstream, inclusive classrooms in grades 2-4. She worked with families and students with learning disabilities by creating an integrated classroom and implemented IEPs and 504... Read More →

Speakers
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Oanh Bui

Health Educator and Outreach Specialist, The Federation for Children with Special Needs
Oanh Thi Thu Bui, MA, MHA has been advocated tirelessly for Vietnamese speaking parents and parents from culturally linguistically diverse (CLD) communities on the Language Access to ensure CLD parents can fully participate in their children’s special education process. Being a cultural broker herself, she understands greatly the obstacles which not only Vietnamese families are facing but also many of non-English speaking families are... Read More →
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Susan Ou

Chinese Outreach Coordinator, The Federation for Children with Special Needs
Susan Ou has been the Chinese Outreach Coordinator for 5 years at the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Before she took this position, she was a Chinese teacher in the one of Chinese schools- Chung Wah Academy. Being a parent of ELL student and a family member of LEP adult with Intellectual Disability, she understands the importance of supporting the student’s language need and parent’s language access right. Last summer... Read More →
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Francine Sherman

Clinical Professor, Boston College Law School
Francine Sherman is a Clinical Professor at Boston College Law School where she has been teaching Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights & Public Policy for the past twenty years and where she founded and directs the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program. She speaks and writes widely about the juvenile justice system and, in particular, about girls in the justice system. She has spoken before Congress and at the White House, served on a U.S... Read More →
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Janine Solomon

Managing Attorney/Senior Project Director, Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC)
Janine is a graduate of Boston College Law School, and also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.  Prior to joining MAC in September 2015, Janine was Of Counsel at the Boston law firm of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP (KCS), where she practiced in the area of Special Education & Disability Rights.  She represented students with disabilities and their parents to advocate for appropriate special... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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