Join DSACT Board Member Suzanne Shepherd for a special education advocacy primer. This session will cover legal rights, IEP's, educational issues such as reading, and practical strategies regarding your child's education. You will learn how to use your rights as a parent/guardian for good outcomes, common educational issues that intersect with legal rights, and ways to knowledgeably advocate for your child's education.
This session has been designed to cover terms and issues commonly encountered by parents of children with Down syndrome.
Suzanne C. Shepherd is an attorney who served as Director of Legal Services for Seton Healthcare; practiced law with Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody; and has served on the ethics committees of several hospitals. Suzanne is also the mother of a young man with Down syndrome who is a freshman at the George Mason LIFE college program. She has presented on Down syndrome to healthcare providers, researchers, genetics counselors and parents locally, nationally, and internationally and testified on disability issues before Texas State and House legislative committees.