What to Do When the School Says “NO” – with Attorney Nora Belanger

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When: Back to Calendar March 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
1284 Strongtown Road
Southbury,CT 06488
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Cost: free
Contact: IEPS for Success
Sponsored by:   IEPS for Success
Date:  March 12, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel
1284 Strongtown Road  Southbury, CT 06488
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What to do When School Says “NO.” This presentation by Attorney Nora Belanger will focus on how to navigate the special education process when advocating for your child, including a discussion on your right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Included in this discussion will be the common pitfalls in the IEP process when attempting to resolve decisions about eligibility, evaluations, services and placements, tips about what to do when schools say “no” and ways to resolve disputes. Knowing your rights is the first step to securing an appropriate education!


About Nora Belanger:

Nora Belanger, Esq. is a special education and disability rights attorney in Norwalk, Connecticut.  She has been in practice for over eleven 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.

Attorney Belanger received a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law where she graduated with honors and served as Executive Editor of the Pace Law Review.  She published an article in the Pace Law Review in the Fall of 2000 called  “The ADA-A Practitioner’s Guide in the Aftermath of Sutton: Sutton v. United Air Lines.”.  Attorney Belanger also has an MBA from the University of Connecticut where she graduated with honors and a B.S. in Special Education.

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Professional Advisory Board – Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)