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Saturday, May 11 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Is a "Least Restrictive Placement" the Best We Can Do for Our Children?

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Though the law requires that children are placed in the least restrictive setting in special education, juvenile justice and dependency cases, this does not happen for far too many children. Attendees will discuss practical resources and current research to instead reframe our advocacy to advocate for the “most connected” placement for our child clients.

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Hasan Davis

Founder, H.D. Solutions
There was a time when the first words that might have come to mind when discussing Hasan Davis might have been delinquent, troublemaker or worse. In his youth, running the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, Hasan barely stayed one step ahead of the law. After an early arrest as a pre-teen... Read More →

Brent Pattison

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Drake University Law School, Middleton Center for Children's Rights,
Brent Pattison (B.A. Wesleyan University; J.D. University of Minnesota Law School) is a Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Middleton Center for Children's Rights at Drake University Law School. He teaches and supervises the Children's Rights Clinic, in which third year... Read More →

Rita Ward

Chief Attorney, , Louisville, KY, Institute for Compassion in Justice, Greater Jefferson County Education Advocacy Program
Rita Ward is the Chief Attorney of the Greater Jefferson County Education Advocacy Program at the Institute for Compassion in Justice. In this role she assists children with any legal issue they may face in a variety of forums and primarily represents children with education related... Read More →

Saturday May 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4