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Webinar: COPAA

Advocating for Your Child with Dysgraphia

Recorded on November 22, 2022 at 12pm ET

Jennifer D. Laviano, Esq. & Julie Swanson

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates


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Webinar Overview: 

This webinar featured representatives from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and will cover advocacy principles including how to advocate for your child at IEP meetings, when you need a professional advocate, and what to know when choosing an advocate. 

About the Speakers:

Jennifer D. Laviano, Esq., Special Education Attorney

Attorney Jennifer Laviano is in private practice in Connecticut. Her representation of children with special needs encompasses the full spectrum of advocacy under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ), from attendance at IEP Team meetings and Mediation, to zealous and experienced litigation in Due Process Hearings and Federal Court.

Julie Swanson, Special Education Advocate

Julie Swanson is in private practice as a special education advocate in Connecticut. After her son was diagnosed with autism, Ms. Swanson decided to change careers and returned to school to obtain an additional degree as a Disability Specialist. Her practice is exclusively dedicated to helping parents of children with disabilities obtain appropriate special education services. Ms. Swanson’s website,, is dedicated to the everyday needs of children who have autism spectrum disorders.

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