Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Advocating for School Services Workshop

NEW! Advocating for School Services:
A Workshop for Parents
October 16th, 6:30 to 8:00p.m. 
Goals of this workshop are:
  • To help parents understand Illinois Educational Law, their rights and the rights of their child
  • To equip parents with the tools and resources necessary to advocate for their child
  • To inform parents of how to initiate services and what to do when your child needs extra help
Mike Kiser, Ed.D., J.D. 
Attorney at Law and Adoptive Parent
Mike Kiser worked for over 30 years as a school administrator, a school attorney, a regular and special education teacher, and a graduate school law instructor before entering the private practice of law.  He has earned a Bachelor's Degree in English, a Master's Degree in English education, a second Master's Degree in special education, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and a Law Degree.  
Since 2001, Mike has been a solo practitioner representing Illinois special and general education students, which is the best job that he has ever had.  Mike's greatest professional satisfaction occurs when, through collaboration, parents and educators succeed in meeting the needs of children.
Mike and his wife have the pleasure of parenting four children. Their youngest child was adopted from China in January 2012 when he was eight years old. He was diagnosed with a physical disability after arriving in the United States. The Kiser's personally understand the barriers and frustrations related to navigating the school system and advocating for services. 
$20 per person, or $30 per couple
If you have any questions please contact:
Pam Shepard, LCSW Supervisor of Post Adoption Services
Phone: (630)754-4522 

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