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Paving a Path to Success: Obtaining Appropriate Educational Services for Your Child

  • Trinity Episcopal Church 120 Allegheny Avenue Towson, MD, 21204 United States (map)

Light dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Presentation will begin promptly at 7pm. Free parking on site.

Education attorneys Mark B. Martin and Alexandra Rosenblatt will help you understand what you need to know and what the school system’s obligations are to meet your child’s educational needs under the IDEA.  Parents will take home strategies to become effective advocates for their child. The advocacy not only happens in IEP meetings but throughout the school year.  Among the information they will share, will be ways to effectively document communications, analyze information from evaluations, and measure educational progress.

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Mark B. Martin, Esquire                  

 Mr. Martin has many years of experience in litigating special education, juvenile delinquency, criminal and civil rights cases.  Before entering private practice, Mr. Martin was the litigation director of the Public Justice Center, a non-profit organization in Baltimore, Maryland, where he managed and litigated class action and other high impact cases involving children’s rights and civil rights.  Prior to that, The Legal Aid Society of New York employed him as a criminal defense attorney where he represented indigent defendants in New York City.  Mr. Martin currently contributes in public interest matters as a member of the Board of Directors of the Counsel of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and as an advising member to Project HEAL of the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  He is a past Board member of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE) and Unified Community Connections (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland)

Alexandra Rosenblatt, Esquire

Ms. Rosenblatt is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Mark B. Martin representing children and families in the areas of special education, suspension and expulsion and guardianships.  Prior to joining the Law Offices of Mark B. Martin, Ms. Rosenblatt worked at the Public Justice Center as a staff attorney doing impact litigation and legislative advocacy.  In 2012, Ms. Rosenblatt’s daughter was born with Down syndrome, which changed the trajectory of her life both on a personal and professional level.  Since then, she has been her daughter’s fiercest advocate, immersing herself in special education and disability law.   Prior to moving to Baltimore, Ms. Rosenblatt practiced employment law in Hartford, Connecticut where she represented employees in high profile employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation.  Ms. Rosenblatt graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  There, she was awarded a Public Interest Law Fellowship and a Haywood Burns Fellowship, and she founded the student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.  Ms. Rosenblatt is fluent in Spanish.

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