Empowering Autism Orange County 2014

Educating lawyers, advocates and parents

Friday, June 27, 2014 • 3-6:30 p.m.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Panel Discussion – “Judicial and Practitioner Perspectives on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process in Special Education Matters”

Join the special education litigation discussion at Whittier School of Law and learn from seasoned California Office of Administrative Hearing Judge Judith Pasewark, special education lawyers Timothy A. Adams and Howard Fulfrost along with Sara Young, informal resolution specialist. The panel will be moderated by Whittier School of Law Professor Jeanne Thomas.

Panel discussion will be followed by a catered reception for our panel participants hosted by EBCALA.

Registration Options
Early Until
June 13
June 14-26
June 27
Private Attorneys
& Advocates
$100 $125 $150
Judges & Non-profit Attorneys $75 $100 $125
Law Students $50 $75 $100

Register for CLE

Saturday, June 28, 2014 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This is an intensive legal training opportunity exclusively for parents/grandparents of children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.


Timothy Adams, Esq.
Lynne Arnold, MA
Kevin Barry, Esq.
Jodi Bouer, Esq.
Wendy Dumlao, Esq.
Cara Lucier, Esq.
Elizabeth McCoy, Esq.
Mitchel Perlman, PhD
Kim Mack Rosenberg, Esq.
Robert Sears, MD, FAAP

Registration Options
Early –
Until June 13
Regular –
Until June 26
Individual $45 $65
Couples – One Workbook $65 $85
Couples – Two Workbooks $75 $95

Register for Parent Training

Support Empowering AutismWe need both volunteers and financial support from individuals and companies to further our mission to provide trainings and resources addressing the legal hurdles faced by the autism community. Please contact us to get involved and please see the sponsorship opportunities for the conference.

Time Presentation Title
8-9 a.m. Welcome & Preparing for Advocacy
9-10:15 a.m. Assessments: The Neuropsychological Perspective
Vaccine Exemptions
10:15-10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30-11:45 a.m. Health Insurance Coverage for Autism
11:45-12:45 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
12:45-2 p.m. Special Needs Trusts & Conservatorships
2-3:30 p.m. REGIONAL CENTER – Birth to 12 Years
Choosing Your Battles: When and How to Access Services from the Regional Center and other State Programs
Maximizing Independent Living
3:30-3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45-5 p.m. IEP Strategy