Webinar: Alicia's Law and The Graduation Process for Students in Special Education
The Alicia's Law legislation was passed in 2008 and allows student in high school special education program to participate with his/her class in graduation ceremony and to receive certificate of attendance even though their school requires instruction beyond four years.
Our presenter, S. Paul Prior, Esq., has spent his entire legal career representing people with disabilities. As the younger brother of a man with autism, he has a life-long commitment to disability law. His legal work has focused on special education, guardianship, financial entitlements, and access to appropriate services. A substantial part of his practice is devoted to assisting families in estate and trust matters. He has successfully argued leading cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as other state and federal courts. He served as a federal monitor overseeing conditions at state-operated institutions. He holds a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Arc of New Jersey as well as Eden Autism. He is a member of the ASPEN Professional Advisory Board. Previously, he served on the Boards of Special Olympics New Jersey, Autism New Jersey, and the Eden Autism Foundation Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association. He has testified before the New Jersey Assembly by invitation and has assisted in the development of several pieces of legislation concerning individuals with disabilities. He writes and lectures frequently on topics concerning the law and disability as well as issues affecting siblings.