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Special Education Advocacy Focus Of Ossining Workshop

OSSINING, N.Y. - Ossining's Special Education Parents Teachers Organization will help parents learn how to advocate for their children at a workshop Tuesday.

The workshop will be held at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt School cafeteria, 190 Croton Ave.

Lawyer and attorney Adrienne Arkontaky and Louis Conte, a parent advocate, are scheduled to speak.

Special education rights, special needs trusts, advocacy and more will be discussed.

Arkontaky is the managing partner of the White Plains office of the Cuddy Law Firm, P.C. Her practice focuses on special needs planning, special education advocacy and litigation, guardianship, Medicaid and other administrative appeals.

Conte has worked as an advocate on autism issues for seven years, working extensively in Albany and Washington, D.C. He has worked with other advocates to gain the passage of autism health insurance bills and to push Congress to hold hearings on autism. He is a founding board member of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.

The event is sponsored by the National Autism Association's New York Metro Chapter.

Childcare and Spanish translation will be available. RSVP to Lisa Rudley at lisarudley@yahoo.com.

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