Ten Traits of Effective Parents in Special Education
Monday, November 16
Triton High School Library
112 Elm St., Byfield
Advocating for children in the special education system can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience for parents. Parents of children who require special education services quickly learn that they must be attentive and zealous advocates to help their children obtain the supports and placements that they need to make meaningful educational progress. When the system works in a way that allows a child to reach his potential, it is extremely rewarding for parents to see that their advocacy made a difference. Over the past decade Attorney Jeffrey Sankey has worked with hundreds of families to help them obtain special education services for their children. Through his work with these families, it has become obvious that those parents who are best able to navigate the intricacies of the special education process share several common traits. Mr. Sankey will discuss these traits and answer questions during this workshop.
Jeffrey M. Sankey is the founder of Sankey Law Offices, P.C., a general practice litigation firm in Braintree with a concentration in special education law. For the past 15 years, his litigation practice has included representation of students with special needs in proceedings before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals. Attorney Sankey served for nine years on the Mansfield School Committee, which formed the basis for his passion for working on behalf of young people. Attorney Sankey served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1993, followed by service in the Marine Corps Reserves until his retirement in 2005 at the rank of Colonel. Attorney Sankey is a graduate of Boston University School of Law.