Littman Krooks LLP will be represented by special needs attorney, Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq. at the upcoming 11th Annual Conference of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
COPAA is a national voice for special education rights and promotes excellence in special education advocacy.
Ms. Arkontaky will be presenting information on “Special Needs and Guardianship” during the conference. As both an attorney specializing in special needs planning and the mother of a special needs child, Ms. Arkontaky is uniquely qualified to offer both a personal and legal perspective on special needs planning issues.
The 2009 COPAA conference will be held in Washington, DC and will take place March 5 through March 8. The presentations at the conference will take into account the current political atmosphere, from the impending reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and the potential impact that these could have on education for children with disabilities.
The conference should be of most interest to parents of special needs children as well as their attorneys and advocates. According to conference promoters, it will provide “unique opportunities for training and networking with experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, advocates, and parents.” Those participating will be given information and strategies to help deal with such issues as placement, educational methodology, dispute resolution, compensatory education, litigation matters and more.
Adrienne’s practice focuses on special needs planning for families of children with disabilities, special education advocacy, guardianship elder law, long term care, Medicaid issues, trusts and estates, estate planning, wills and probate.
Ms. Arkontaky is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the Elder Law Section of the Westchester Bar Association. She is also a member of the Family Support Services Consumer Council (“FSSCC”) of the Hudson Valley.
The event will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington,
District of Columbia. Ms. Arkontaky will speak at Breakout Session 1 held from10:30 am – 11:45 am on Saturday March 7.