Friday, September 13, 2019 

9:30 - 10:00 am - Networking/Refreshments

10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Presentation

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Hampton Inn Boston/Natick 
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

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Member $40 early/$50 after Sept 9th

Non-Member $60 early/ $70 after Sept 9th

Early registration closes on Sept 9th. Walk-in registrations are welcomed, please email for availability.  


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Administrative Coordinator 
Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc. 
(508) 655-7999 

Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Special Education

Trauma-sensitive school cultures, with appropriate individual supports, can be a pathway to inclusion and success for all students. This presentation will focus on why we need trauma-sensitive schools, what they look like, how we can create them, and how this work dovetails with the special education and IEP process. Results from the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Descriptive Study will be shared. Lessons learned to date, implications and practical tips for special education, and challenges and opportunities for the future will be discussed.

Speaker: Michael Gregory, Esq. 


Networking and refreshments - 9:30 - 10:00 am 
Presentation - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Attend in person at the Hampton Inn, Natick

Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Special Education

Attention current Members: please follow this link to sign up for this workshop.

Member-Event Registration 

(current member has paid an annual fee of $75 or more in the past 12 months)

Speaker bio:

Michael Gregory is Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS) and a Member of the Faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He teaches and practices law as part of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI), where he is Managing Attorney. TLPI is a partnership between HLS and Massachusetts Advocates for Children, a statewide non-profit child advocacy organization in Boston. TLPI’s mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to violence and other childhood adversities succeed in school. At HLS, Gregory co-teaches TLPI’s Education Law Clinic, where law students both represent families of traumatized students in the special education system and learn and practice the skills of legislative lawyering to advance TLPI’s public policy agenda for trauma-sensitive schools. As a result of TLPI’s advocacy, Massachusetts enacted the Safe and Supportive Schools Framework statute in 2014, a first-of-its-kind law that creates a statewide infrastructure to support schools and districts to create safe and supportive whole-school learning environments that serve as a foundation for all students to succeed. Gregory is co-author of TLPI’s two landmark publications Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Volumes 1 and 2 and has also published in the area of special education law. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University.