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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Friend" Raiser for Massachusetts Advocates for Children Thursday, May 4th in Newton

From NESCA

April 19, 2017
Trump’s First 100 Days and Beyond:
Impact on Children with Disabilities

Big changes ahead for education with the new administration!
Please join us for a discussion of the threats to special education and other federal programs that support children with disabilities and how we can take action.
Guest Speakers
Robert K. Crabtree, special education attorney and partner at Kotin, Crabtree & Strong. Mr. Crabtree was a principal draftsman of the Massachusetts Special Education Reform Act (“Chapter 766”) in 1972 , an initiative that served as a model for the later-enacted federal special education act, now called "IDEA".
Julia Landau, attorney and director of the Disability Education Justice Initiative at Mass. Advocates for Children.
Jerry Mogul, executive director of Mass. Advocates for Children.
As responsibility for education may shift from the federal to state governments, organizations like Mass Advocates for Children (MAC) who have been leading efforts in the state house for decades become even more imperative. We need MAC more than ever to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities are maintained in this state, which is likely to be increasingly challenging in light of federal cuts.
Come learn about the crucial work of MAC and lend your support to their efforts financially and by joining their mobilization efforts.
Thursday, May 4, 6:00 - 8:00pm. (Remarks from 6:30-7:15 followed by Q&A)
Location: 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA (Free parking in the lot across the street)
To register for this event, please use the PayPal link below. Admission is $25 per person. Cash bar and  plentiful hors d'oeuvres.

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