This session will outline the key elements of understanding the standard for eligibility for special education and how to determine if a child is eligible for special education. The interrelated role of evaluations and experts in the IDEA will also be presented. Finally, the important components developing a supportive Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for youth with serious emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities will be reviewed. For each of these topics, applicable statutory cites, relevant case law, case studies, and checklists will be incorporated in the discussion.

To schedule this training at your organization or for more information, please contact Tara Sagor, CAGS, LMHC: Phone: (781) 559-4900  Email:

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.