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Stephanos to Speak at NJCEC Spring Conference

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(Mahwah, NJ) - Attorney Christina Stephanos of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams will serve as a presenter at the Spring 2017 conference of the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC), scheduled for March 13 at Ramapo College. The title of this year’s conference is “Helping the Struggling Learner,” and the full-day event will feature over 40 breakout sessions, exhibitors, door prizes and a keynote address by Peggy McDonald, Deputy Chief Learning Supports and Specialized Services Officer for the New Jersey Department of Education.

Stephanos will present a session entitled “Section 504: Not a Second Class IEP.” The presentation will focus on an overview of Section 504, recent changes to the regulations implementing Section 504, and the school district’s requirements for evaluation and development of Section 504 accommodation plans. 

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, and offers professional development opportunities. The NJCEC is comprised of 1500 members, which include teachers, administrators, child study team members, paraprofessionals and families.

Stephanos brings a powerful and multifaceted professional perspective to her special education law practice:  she earned a degree in Special Education, certificates in both Reading and Elementary Education, taught Language Arts and Special Education for six years, and served as a staff attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Child Advocacy Unit.

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Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law. Since then, the firm has grown to 16 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.