CHAT-N-CHEW – Extended School Year
February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday February 20th
Speaker: Stephen J. Jacobson, Esq., Psy.D.
Dr. Jacobson is a founding member of Jacobson & John, LLP, an education law firm that represents families of children with special education needs. For nearly two decades Dr. Jacobson has presented extensively on both special and general education topics across Pennsylvania to educators, parents, attorneys and hearing officers. Originally from Colorado, Dr. Jacobson graduated cum laude from Colorado State University with a degree in Psychology in 1991. In 1998, Dr. Jacobson earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology cum laude from Widener University, and concurrently earned a law degree cum laude from the Widener University School of Law. In 2014, Dr. Jacobson helped launch the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s campaign “Have a Voice In Your Exceptional Child’s Education”, a State-wide bar association initiative to provide parents throughout Pennsylvania with an overview of special education rights. From 2011-2016 Dr. Jacobson also served as Vice-Chair of the Exceptional Children Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Title: Extended School Year 101: What It Is and What It Isn’t
Topic: Extended school year or “ESY” services are supports for eligible students that are familiar in name, but frequently misunderstood by both parents and school districts alike. This program will explore the various aspects of ESY, including its purpose, who qualifies and why, what appropriate ESY services look like, and some pitfalls to avoid.
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