7:00pm: IEPS and 504s-The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
with Paula McCormick, Ph.D.
Special Education Advocate
The presentation will include a discussion of the IEP process from referral to services and
placement. The important role of the parent as advocate will be discussed along with helpful tips
in navigating the process for both IEPs and 504 Plans.
Dr. Paula McCormick received her doctoral degree from George Washington University. She has
been a public school administrator, principal, special education consultant, due process hearing
officer for State and County level special education hearings, and serves as an expert witness in
special education cases.
Since 1988, Dr. McCormick has maintained a private practice as a special education advocate
working with families in Maryland to obtain educational services and school placements for
their children. In addition, Dr. McCormick has been a consultant to the highly regarded Summit
School in Edgewater, MD for the past seventeen years. Additional information can be found on
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Parent Support Group with Carol Robbins, Ph.D.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Adult Support Group with Matt Cahill