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Webinar: Effective Advocacy for Special Needs Children

September 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This webinar, Effective Advocacy for Special Needs Children, is a great one for parents and teachers. In this webinar, Mr. Jewell will discuss the difference between and IEP and a 504 plan; how a child qualifies for an IEP; suggestions to prepare you for your IEP meeting; and what you might do if your child is not receiving the help that he or she needs.


Michael E. Jewell graduated from Brigham Young University Law School and has been a practicing attorney for more than twenty years. He sat on the board of directors for New Vista School, a school for special needs children located in Laguna Hills, for over ten years. Mr. Jewell is fluent in Spanish.
His experience in special education law includes representing parents of children with all types of disabilities from autism through specific learning disability and traumatic brain injury. He has extensive litigation experience, having represented families at mediations and in due process hearings throughout Southern California. He has also represented families in the United States District Court and has argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the author of “Special Education Laws”, a chapter in the book Handbook of Long Term Care of The Childhood Cancer Survivor, Grace A. Mucci, and Lilibeth R. Torno, editors (2015) Springer. Mr. Jewell has presented to professional groups and parent groups throughout Southern California. He has also presented to graduate students at the University of California at Riverside, California State University San Bernardino, Loma Linda University, and Whittier Law School.
Mr. Jewell also practices in the areas of business law and employment law. His experience includes working with small companies, partnerships, limited liability companies and large companies. He has represented businesses in both federal court and state court in California, as well as in federal courts outside of California.



September 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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So CA Tri-Counties Branch of IDA
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