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Advocate Academy
Time for Change:
Challenging School Policies &
Practices to Help Students with Disabilities Stay in School

Conducted November 10, 2010


Kathleen B. Boundy, Esq., is co-director of the Center for Law and Education (CLE) and has an extensive background in education law. An attorney with CLE for more than 30 years, Ms. Boundy has played a significant role through legislation, policy development and litigation in implementing and enforcing the rights of students with disabilities, including improved educational outcomes under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and No Child Left Behind.

Lili Garfinkel is Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice at the PACER Center in Bloomington, MN. Ms. Garfinkel has coordinated PACER’s Juvenile Justice Project since 1994 and prior to that served as the coordinator of PACER’s Child Abuse project. From 1999-2006 she was also the Assistant Director of the National Center on Education Disability and Juvenile Justice or EDJJ, a unique partnership that provided research, training and technical assistance as well as parent advocacy in this emerging field. Ms. Garfinkel has written more than 10 publications on youth with disabilities and juvenile justice, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences.

Webinar Archive and Materials

Webinar Presentation Handout: This is the Handout for the Webinar presentation. (PDF, 26 pgs)

Webinar Archive: This is the recording of the live Webinar (audio and visuals) conducted on November 10, 2010. The recording is 1 hr, 36 minutes in length. You can start, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind the recording using the controls on the ReadyTalk player. (Note: Playing the archive requires Adobe's free FLASH Player to be activated.)

Webinar Archive MP3: This is the MP3 audio file of the live Webinar presentation (1 hr, 36 minutes).


National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC): National resource center to provide direct assistance to States, schools, communities, and parents seeking information on the education of children and youth who are considered neglected, delinquent, or at-risk with a primary focus on the education of youth involved in the juvenile justice system. 

American Bar Association :: Recommendations developed in partnership with the Center for Law and Education and adopted by the ABA.
> Right to a High-quality Educational Program
> Right to Remain in School
> Right to Resume Education

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Policy Brief, March 2010
First, Do No Harm: How Educators And Police Can Work Together More Effectively To Keep Schools Safe And Protect Vulnerable Students

Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: Prevention and Intervention Strategies: Issue Brief published by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition.

Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis: Study published by the Southern Poverty Law Center finds that African-American children are suspended far more frequently than white children, in general, with especially high racial differences in middle school. The study also notes there is, in general, no evidence that racial disparities in school discipline are the result of higher rates of disruption among black students. Get the study here.

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