Fact or Fiction, Know Your Rights Interactive Round Table Discussion featuring Attorney Nora Belanger and Advocate Gerri Fleming

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When: Back to Calendar March 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: South Norwalk Library
South Norwalk Branch Library
10 Washington Street,Norwalk,CT 06854
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Cost: free

Fact or Fiction, Know Your Rights Interactive Round Table Discussion featuring Attorney Nora Belanger.
Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm.
South Norwalk Library, 10 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT

Attorney Nora Belanger and Special Education Advocate Gerri Fleming will present a streamlined, parent-friendly discussion of “Fact or Fiction” issues regarding parental rights and misconceptions regarding special education.  Attorney Belanger will also answer general audience member questions.

Register online at http://www.norwalklib.org/FormCenter/Online-Registration-Form-5/Community-Conversations-193


Nora Belanger, Esq. is a special education and disability rights attorney in Norwalk, Connecticut.  She has been in practice for over fourteen years and has successfully represented hundreds of children with disabilities.  Having been a special education teacher in a prior career, Attorney Belanger brings this experience to her legal practice.  Attorney Belanger has been a speaker at numerous parent groups on the subject of special education law and parent’s rights.  Law Office of Nora A. Belanger, LLC, 161 East Ave. Suite 104, Norwalk, CT   06851  Phone:(203) 854-8597


Gerri Fleming: http://www.ctadvocacy.com 

Gerri Fleming started her professional career as a high school History teacher in New York City. She stopped teaching after the birth of her son, and now has re-entered the workforce by opening up her own advocacy practice in Norwalk. Gerri is passionate about advocating for children with special needs.


SEAT Graduate—Special Education Advocacy Training – SEAT was a year-long course funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) awarded to the University of Southern California, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, (USC, UCEDD) in partnership with the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) to develop a national special education advocacy training curriculum through this pilot program. The funding for the pilot program to field test the curriculum lasted for three years. Gerri was part of the second cohort of SEAT trainees, in the second year of the grant. The grant provided for extensive classroom training by an attorney and an advocate and a practicum in a special education law firm.


ASRC Advocacy Training Series – This was a 60 hour advocacy course taught at the Autism Spectrum Resource Center in Hamden, Connecticut.


Member Advocate—Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates


Board Member—Greenwich Autism Program