FRIDAY January 15, 2020  

9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Presentation

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Zoom Webinar link will be provided 


Member $25

Non-Member $40

Registration closes on Jan 13th.Walk-in registrations, please email for availability. 

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Ned deBary

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

Annual BSEA Updates  


Special Education attorney Dan Heffernan will review the 2020 BSEA case rulings from across Massachusetts. Dan's selection of cases will reflect those which he feels may represent trends in the interpretation of special education laws. 


Presentation: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Live Webinar Only

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

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Meet the Speakers: 


Daniel T.S. Heffernan Esq.is a partner with Kotin, Crabtree & Strong.  He concentrates his practice on representing families of children, with special needs, in education and civil rights matters.  He is a 1987 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.  From 1995 to the present, he has served on the board of directors of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and was board president from 1995 to 2007. He received the 2014 President’s Award from the Federation for Children with Special Needs. In 2002, he and his wife, Julie, received the Dr. Allen C. Crocker Award for Excellence, from the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. He writes and lectures frequently on special education law and advocacy. Mr. Heffernan has been named a Super Lawyer, in special education law, every year since 2005. Furthermore he was named as a Top Rated Lawyer in Education, by The Boston Globe. From 1995 to 2000, he served as the President of the Board of Directors, of Community Legal Services and Counseling Center. He also serves on the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Education Task Force. He has two daughters, Maggie and Evie, and a twenty-seven year old son, Brian, who has Down syndrome.