Friday, January 12, 2018 
9:30 - 10:00 am networking and refreshments
10:00am - 12:00 p.m. Annual B.S.E.A. Updates and Analysis
12:00 - 1:00pm Networking luncheon
1:00 - 3:00pm small group case analysis

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Hampton Inn/Natick 
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

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Member $80 early/$100 after Jan 7th

Non-Member $100 early/ $120 after Jan 7th

Early registration closes on January 8th. Walk-in registrations are welcomed please email us to confirm their is room. 


Administrative Assistant 
Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc. 

2018 Annual BSEA Updates and Analysis

presented by

Attorney Daniel Ahearn


Special Education attorney Dan Ahearn joins us once again for an in-depth  review and analysis of the most significant BSEA case rulings from 2017. Particular focus will be placed on case rulings which may represent trends in the interpretation of special education laws. There will be a one hour networking luncheon beginning at noon. Our afternoon session will feature a small group format.   Each group will conduct an analysis of one case as a small group, then report key points and questions to Dan and the group as a whole.      

Case summaries will be emailed to registrants in advance.  Participants are asked to come prepared by reading these cases in advance; .and to bring printed copies if they wish to follow in that format.  Printed copies will not be available on-site.   

This is an expanded presentation. A hot luncheon will be provided. Afternoon activities will include small group case-analysis and discussion.  

Networking  - 9:30am - 10:00am

Lunch 12:00 -1:00 pm
Presentation - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dan Ahearn, M.A., J.D., practices disability, special education, education, and children’s law. He has taught at the Boston University School of Law First Year Writing Program for over ten years; and he currently teaches a Children & Disability Law course at Suffolk University Law School. Dan counsels law students in the Harvard Law School’s Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising; and also chairs annual Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars. He has written numerous articles on special education law for MCLE books and for other journals. He works in the education field at the Landmark School. He was the past Director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals and a Senior Attorney at the Disability Law Center in Boston.

Early registration closes on January 8th. Walk-in registrations are welcomed.

Please inform us if you have a food allergy via email at info@spanmass.org.

This is an in person workshop - no webinar.


Attention CURRENT MEMBERS: please follow this link to the new portal to sign up for this workshop. 

Member - Event Regististration 

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