Speaking Engagement Topics

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Attorneys will speak on the following topics at no charge upon request:

  • Advocating for individuals with the following disabilities across the lifespan:
    • Developmental Disabilities (e.g. Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome; Chromosomal Abnormalities)
    • Learning Disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia)
    • Mental Illness (e.g. Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia)
    • Behavioral Disorders (e.g. Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
    • Attention Difficulties (e.g. ADD/ADHD)
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Overview of Special Education
  • Parental Rights in Special Education
  • Eligibility for Special Education and Related Services: More than just grades
  • IEP v. Section 504 Plan: What's the difference?
  • FAPE: What is "appropriate" anyway?
  • IEP Review: Free 20 minute consultations with Hillary to review the IEP
  • Accessing related services from the school district
  • Bullying across environments
  • Divorced parents: Protect your special needs child
  • Least Restrictive Environment: Determining the proper placement for your child
  • Behaviors in school: How should they be addressed?
  • Transition Planning: Prepare your special needs child for life beyond high school
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the IEP team
  • Lose the IEP without losing the student
  • Truancy v. School Refusal
  • Defining roles and responsibilities of school districts, insurance companies and state agencies
  • Due Process: Challenging the IEP
  • Guardianship v. Power of Attorney
  • Estate Planning (including an explanation of Special Needs Trusts)
  • Supplemental Security Income ("SSI")/Medicaid
  • Accessing adult services for individuals with disabilities: Day and Residential programs
  • Accessing accommodations in college and/or standardized tests
  • Growing up as a sibling of a child with a developmental disability

All Speaking Engagements are free of charge. If you do not see a topic on this list that you or your group may be interested in learning about, please do not hesitate to ask.

Client Testimonials

  • Freeman Law Offices, LLC Hillary did not disappoint! I found her to be as caring and sensitive as she was informed and articulate.

    - Nancy V. Greene, M.S.

  • Freeman Law Offices, LLC Hillary is now stuck with us "for life." Thank you!

    - Client

  • Freeman Law Offices, LLC Hillary's expertise and compassion really stands out!

    - Client

  • Freeman Law Offices, LLC Hillary is compassionate and she is truly an asset to the autism community.

    - Simone

  • Freeman Law Offices, LLC Hillary Freeman was instrumental in both appropriate securing services while he was in the center and his transition back to the community.

    - Cyndy

  • Freeman Law Offices, LLC We are incredibly thankful that we were able to find Attorney Hillary Freeman to represent our son.

    - Client

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