School Dispute Resolution Workshop

March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
DREDF: Ed Roberts Campus- Osher Room (@ Ashby BART Station)
3075 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703
Decoding Dyselxia CA

Are you hitting roadblocks with your child’s school while trying to secure special education services?

School Dispute Resolution Workshop is Presented by: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund & Deborah Jacobson, Attorney at Jacobson Education Law

Are you concerned about your struggling learner? Are you in disagreement with your school’s evaluations or services? There are important laws designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities and their parents. This workshop will focus on options available to parents when conflicts with their child’s IEP team or the district cannot be resolved in the regular IEP process.


  • Securing Independent Educational Evaluations
  • Informal Resolution Sessions/Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Mediation Only 
  • Due Process Hearings 
  • CA Department of Education Compliance Complaints 
  • Discrimination Complaints with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) 

*This is an adult only event. Seating is limited and registration is required*

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Is there an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, we are asking that event be limited to adults only.

What are my parking options at the event? 

Paid parking in parking garage and limited street parking on surrounding streets.

Can I use BART to get there?

Yes, use the Ashby BART station

What time do the doors open?

10:30 AM

Can I update my registration information?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?




The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Americans with disabilities make up one of the United States’ largest minorities. More than 25% live in poverty and only about 20% have gone to college. Seventy–five percent are unemployed. Such economic and social disenfranchisement is not an inevitable consequence of the physical and mental limitations imposed by disability; it is the result of society’s historic response to those limitations: lack of accessibility in the built environment and policies that encourage or even require exclusion, segregation, and institutionalization. The result is a legacy of prejudice and paternalism that is deeply embedded in the social consciousness.

At Jacobson Education Law we are dedicated to compassionate and zealous legal representation to protect the educational rights of children with disabilities. We aim to help families get the services, placement, and specialized instruction their student is entitled to. At Jacobson Education Law we understand how life changing it can be when a child’s needs are met in the educational environment and our goal is to help families realize that change. Our reputation and history of successful representation speaks for itself. You can rely on our standing in the community, knowledge, experience and dedication to guide your family through the legal and educational challenges that you are facing. We are proud and passionate about the work we do. Contact Jacobson Education Law at 510.647.8125 to speak with a qualified legal professional today.