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“Advocating for Children with ADHD”, Speaker, Marge Wakelin, Esquire, Parents
February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
is pleased to announce a special presentation by
Marge Wakelin, Esquire
Advocating for Children with ADHD
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7– 8:30pm
For a parent of a child with ADHD making sure their child is getting what they need in the classroom can be daunting. What is in your child’s best interest? What can you ask for? What are their rights? It is uncharted territory for most.Margie Wakelin is a Staff Attorney in the Philadelphia office of the Education Law Center. Her work focuses on litigation efforts to advance educational access issues for historically under-served students in Pennsylvania, including students with disabilities. Prior to joining ELC, Margie was a supervising attorney with the Special Education Clinic at Equip for Equality in Illinois.
Before becoming a supervising attorney, Margie was a staff attorney and an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Equip for Equality. As a 2008 Fellow, Margie created the Autism Project, which provided legal representation and self-advocacy training to families seeking to obtain critical research-based educational services and appropriate school placements for their children with autism. Margie began her career as a high school special education teacher in Mississippi and later attended Northwestern University School of Law. Ms. Wakelin will help parents better understand their rights in the education system and answer questions regarding their individual experiences.
Margie Wakelin is a Staff Attorney in the Philadelphia office of the Education Law Center. Her work focuses on litigation efforts to advance educational access issues for all students. Prior to joining ELC in July 2018, Margie was a supervising attorney with the Special Education Clinic at Equip for Equality in Illinois. There, she led a multi-attorney team to represent students with disabilities in both individual and systemic educational matters. She also worked on statewide policy issues involving the educational rights of students with disabilities.
How to find us: Conference Room G-1.
Suggested Donation: $5.00 for non-members of CHADD.
Free for members of CHADD.
Free parking on site. See venue details and an online map/directions below