Do you have questions about your child’s IEP and/or educational services? Come and learn about special education services and regulations that insure that your child MUST receive free, appropriate programs which are proven to be effective!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Luzerne County invites MLO to Speak on Bullying/Preventing Child Abuse
Bullying 101 & How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 · 7:00 pm · Kings College · Wilkes-Barre, PA
Children with disabilities are often subject to bullying & abuse. Many people are unaware that the Pennsylvania Legislature has adopted legislation requiring school districts to address bullying. Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA will review current statistics, specific laws pertaining to children’s educational rights, & ways to address these issues with the school. Joseph McGettigan, Esq., the successful prosecutor in the trial of serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, will lead the 2nd part of the night by taking the audience through the prosecution’s timeline. His discussion brings awareness to how child abuse can occur virtually anywhere & often times in institutional settings, such as schools or camps, while under the supervision & care of a professional adult.
Mission: To advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children under the court’s jurisdiction
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Luzerne County (CASA) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that uses highly trained volunteers to become Advocates for abused and neglected children in Luzerene County. Advocates come in all ages and from all walks of life. They provide love, services, guidance, mentoring and representation in court. Advocartes are appointed by the judge with the authority of the court. Their mission is to report to the court the decisions necessary to make sure every individual child has the best chance to succeed in life.
Michael Connolly, Esq. to speak at the 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement Conference
The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN) is sponsoring the 2015 Pennsylvania Low Incidence Institute: High Expectations for Achievement 4-day conference beginning August 9th through August 13th in Hershey, PA. All topics encompass issues related to serving students and young children with deafness and hearing loss, blindness, deaf-blindness, visual impairment, intellectual disabilities, traumatic and brain injury, and multiple diseases.
Crystal Welton, J.D., LL.M. and Elaine Yandrisevits, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. will be presenting faculty at an upcoming Live Seminar hosted by the National Business Institute!
Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. will be a part of the Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County's Free IEP Presentation & Clinic
Do You Have Questions About Your Child’s Educational Services?
The Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County Can Help!
Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Rockville Memorial Library (21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850)
-All are welcome to attend this free presentation and individual consultations/Q&A with LD specialists
-Brief consultations will be conducted by professionals in the field of learning disabilities, including a Special Education Attorney, Learning Specialist, Reading Specialist, and College Consultant.
-Attendees are welcome to bring the child’s IEP, 504 Plan, and/or other relevant documents for a brief review by one of these specialists
-RSVP’s required in order to guarantee ample time for your consultation with one of these professionals
-RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, July 28th, Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. will be presenting on discipline issues for special education students for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's (PBI) Snapshots of Special Education CLE.
Tanya Alvarado, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will be presenting a FREE Special Education Presentation and IEP Clinic
When: Wednesday, July 15th
WHERE: The Montgomery County Free Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown, PA 19401
Attendees are welcome to bring their child's IEP/relevant paperwork for a review by a McAndrews Law Offices special education attorney!
RSVP recommended, but not required. Contact Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing, at email@example.com or call 610-648-9300
*Tanya Alvarado, Esq. is fluent in Spanish and will be available to speak with any Spanish-speaking attendees. Read her full bio here.
Calling all NEPA 98.5 KRZ listeners! Keep your ears open to learn about McAndrews Law Offices’ FREE consultations and FREE IEP Clinic coming up on May 29th @ the Hilton-Scranton!
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will speak at PBIDA's 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities
Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq., Supervising Partner of McAndrews Law Offices' Special Education Department, will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA)'s 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities on October 9th at Delaware Valley Friends School.
For more information, visit http://www.pbida.org/
"The Pennsylvania Branch, International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports individuals with dyslexia and related learning disorders, as well as their families, educators and other professionals in Pennsylvania and Delaware." - PBIDA.org
Failing Grades? IEP/Behavior Problems? Frequent Suspensions?
As the school year winds down, don’t wait another minute wondering what to do! Come and learn about your child’s educational rights from the experts who know it best!
FREE EDUCATION AND IEP CLINIC
DATE: Friday, May 29th
LOCATION: Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (Dalton Room), 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
*Attendees are welcome to bring their child's IEP/relevant paperwork for a review by a special education attorney from McAndrews Law Offices!
RSVP recommended, but not required. Contact Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed, Director of Marketing, McAndrews Law Offices: 570-969-1817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12th - Lauren O'Connell Mahler, Esq. will be presenting at the National Business Institute's Delaware Special Education Law Seminar
Lauren O'Connell Mahler, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will be presenting at the National Business Institute's Delaware Special Education Law Seminar
When: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Where: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino,1131 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19903
April 23rd, 2015- McAndrews Law Offices and The Clery Center for Security on Campus host movie premiere
Please join McAndrews Law Offices and The Clery Center for Security on Campus for a premiere screening of "The Hunting Ground" next Thursday, April 23rd, at 6pm at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute! This documentary is directed by the Oscar-nominee director, Kirby Dick, and explores rape crimes on college campuses across the U.S., including the measures that institutions have taken to cover up such crimes. Brief speeches will be made at the event by Congressman Patrick Meehan, Dennis McAndrews Esq., Joseph McGettigan, Esq. and more.
Special Education: What Parents ABSOLUTELY Need to Know!
Come to this free IEP Clinic to learn about your child's educational rights and have the opportunity to sit down with a special education attorney from McAndrews Law Offices to review your child's IEP/relevant paperwork.
When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Exeter Community Library, 4565 Prestwick Dr, Reading, PA 19606
Presented by Jennifer Bradley, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices
In conjunction with SPELL and Community Prevention Partnership
For questions or to RSVP, contact Millie Acosta, McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., at 610-648-9300 or email@example.com
The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania's Parent Workshop
Tanya Alvarado, Esq. will be speaking on Special Education 101 – What Families Need to Know
WHEN: April 25th @ 9:00am
WHERE: WellSpan Rehabilitation Hospital, Community Room, 55 Monument Drive (Apple Hill Complex), York, PA 17403
*This workshop is free and open to the public. We ask that you please RSVP to Gretchen Knaub of the EFWP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McAndrews Law Offices in The Washington Post
Attorneys from the firm will be presenting in Montgomery County, MD tonight - Click here for all of the details.
When: April 30th, 2015
Where: Stratford Friends School
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices will speak on IEPs and Maria Slavin of In-Sync and Social will be presenting on sensory and social skills in the classroom
Families are welcome to bring their child's IEP for a brief review by a special education attorney
For questions or to RSVP, contact Maria Slavin at email@example.com
¿Tiene Preguntas Acerca de el PEI (IEP)?
¿Tiene Preguntas Acerca de la Educación Especial?
Por Favor, Únase Con Nosotros
Educación Especial: El PEI (IEP)
Sábado, 16 de Mayo, 2015
The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A, Bethlehem PA
Traiga el PEI (IEP) y evaluaciones de su hijo para reviso y discusion directamente con abogados bilingues. Después de una breve presentación, usted será capaz de entrevistarse individualmente con un abogado, durante unos 15-20 minutos, dependiendo del número de asistentes. Para inscribirse, pongase en contacto con Ramona at
610-849-8076, ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Por favor, comparta con las familias que puedan beneficiarse.
Bring your child’s IEP and evaluations for review and discussion with an attorney. After a brief review, you will be able to meet individually with an attorney for approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on the number of attendees. To register, please contact Ramona at
610-849-8076, ext. 25 or email@example.com. Please share this with any families that might benefit.
IS YOUR CHILD STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL?
Falling Grades? Does Your Child Have an IEP? Frequently Suspended?
Come to this FREE IEP & Education Clinic for all of your answers!
When: May 16th, 2015
Where: Hoyt Library Meeting Room, Kingston, PA
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Presented by Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A., of McAndrews Law Offices
In conjunction with The Arc of Luzerne County
Parents are welcome to bring their child's IEP and/or relevant paperwork for a brief review by a special education attorney
For questions or to RSVP, contact Karla Porter, Program Director, The Arc of Luzerne County: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2015 - Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan to speak at Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologist's Mandated Child Abuse Workshop
Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joe McGettigan, Esq. will be speaking at the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists' Mandated Child Abuse Workshop. Their topic is "Various roles that a psychologist may play in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting."
When: Friday, April 17th
Where: Temple University, Fort Washington
McAndrews Law Offices would like to give another BIG thank you to Surrey Services for hosting us on Wednesday, March 4th for a second sold-out show of over 100 people for cocktails, food and a presentation that could only be told by McAndrews Law Offices' attorneys, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. The two men co-prosecuted multi-millionaire, John E. duPont, in 1996-1997 for the murder of Olympic gold medal wrestler and friend, David Schultz, on his property at the Foxcatcher estate in Newtown Square in Delaware County, Pa. Mr. McGettigan and Mr. McAndrews presented information, facts, and stories that are not widely known while providing a timeline starting with before the murder and ending with the impact that it still has on many people today, including the film and upcoming documentary created by Nancy Schultz. The documentary will serve as a tribute to her late husband, Dave. FOXCATCHER is the Oscar-nominee film that stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller.
On Wednesday, February 28th, McAndrews Law Offices and Surrey Services hosted over 110 people for a sold-out evening filled with delicious food and cocktails and a presentation that could only be told by McAndrews Law Offices' attorneys, Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. The two men co-prosecuted multi-millionaire, John E. duPont, in 1996-1997 for the murder of Olympic gold medal wrestler and friend, David Schultz, on his property at the Foxcatcher estate in Newtown Square in Delaware County, Pa. Mr. McGettigan and Mr. McAndrews presented information, facts, and stories that are not widely known while providing a timeline starting with before the murder and ending with the impact that it still has on many people today, including the film and upcoming documentary created by Nancy Schultz. The documentary will serve as a tribute to her late husband, Dave. FOXCATCHER is up for several Academy Awards and stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller.
On Thursday, February 19th, the Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Department of McAndrews Law Offices sponsored a luncheon and seminar program at Shangrila Restaurant for our valued financial planning colleagues. The program offered updates on current topics in estate planning, elder law, special needs planning and estate administration. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Shangrila for hosting us!
Two of McAndrews Law Offices' members work for local non-profit, FLITE: Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown, and invite everyone to attend their upcoming annual event
Dennis McAndrews, a FLITE board member, and Allyson McAndrews, a member of the FLITE Communications Committee, encourage everyone to come out to FLITE's annual match-up with the Harlem Wizards.
Full Press Release Below:
THE HARLEM WIZARDS REUNITE THIS MARCH WITH THE FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING IN TREDYFFRIN/EASTTOWN (FLITE) FOR THEIR MOST ENERGETIC, AERODYNAMIC MATCHUP YET
Community non-profit hosts popular annual event with notorious interactive and performance-based New York basketball team. Event raises money to support FLITE-funded programs in T/E School District
BERWYN, PA, February 11th, 2015 – The Harlem Wizards will be back and ready to take on the students and faculty of Tredyffrin/Easttown School District on March 20th and 21st at 7:00pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Conestoga High School Gymnasium for a jaw-dropping show. This will mark the fourth annual matchup for the Harlem Wizards, an aerodynamic performance basketball team, and the Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE). FLITE is an IRS recognized non-profit organization that helps ensure that all children in T/E have the tools, opportunities and support they need to succeed in school. FLITE works with the T/E School District Administration, who identify areas of need, and then FLITE raises funds from the community to support those needs. FLITE-funded programs help students from early childhood through college preparation.
All ages are encouraged to come out for a night (or two) to support this great community cause and to be a part of this entertaining, hilarious and athletic experience that will leave people cheering in their seats and smiling all the way home. Ticket sales begin on Tuesday, February 10th, at 9:00am for $11.00 and can be purchased at www.flite-pa.org. Tickets purchased at the door are $13.00, but will only be available if the shows do not sell out ahead of time. Shows the past three years have sold out.
FLITE would like to express their sincere gratitude to our sponsors this year. Their help and support will contribute to the enhancement of the educational experience for T/E students from preschool through high school. This year’s sponsors include The Sarian Group at HighTower, SILA, Malvern Federal Savings Bank, the Paoli Wildcats, Anchor Aweigh, Penn Liberty Bank, Bryn Mawr Trust, Gardner Fox Associates, Inc., Gutsche Orthodontics, Main Line Sports Center, The Julian Krinsky School of Tennis at Gulph Mills, Overachieve Sports and Speed, Inc., Painting with a Twist, and Saul Ewing LLP. For anyone interested in sponsoring FLITE and supporting this rewarding cause while receiving a great deal of positive company exposure, contact Paige Skelly at email@example.com or 215 260-4560.
Questions about Harlem Wizards v. FLITE?
Email Kerry Derstine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other information about FLITE & the FLITE vs. Harlem Wizards Game can be found at:
The Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE) is an all-volunteer non-profit foundation that helps to ensure that all students in Tredyffrin/Easttown Schools, especially those who face barriers to their educational success, have the academic tools, opportunities and support they need to succeed in school.
FLITE helps students, ages preschool through high school, by funding educational programs. The Foundation relies on the T/E School District staff to identify students who can benefit from additional support and the programs that can help them succeed. FLITE is supported by donations from local community members, businesses and foundations.
¿Tiene preguntas acerca de la educación especial? Por favor, únase con nosotros para una presentación de Tanya Alvarado, una abogada bilingue con experiencia en esta área. Esta presentación será en español. Por favor, comparta con las familias que puedan beneficiarse. Para inscribirse, póngase en contacto con Ramona Neidig, Librarian/Northampton County FD/FSS Coordinator, at 610-849-8076, ext. 25 o email@example.com.
Presented by Tanya Alvarado, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
In Conjunction with The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
When: Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Where: The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Questions? Contact Ramona Neidig: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Attendees are welcome to bring any IEPs or other relevant paperwork for a brief review by a special education attorney
Don't miss Dr. Richard Selznick's interview with Dennis McAndrews on "IEP Nuts and Bolts: What Parents Should Know"!
Part One: TUESDAY JANUARY 20TH 8PME/5PMP
Part Two: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD 8PME/5PMP
The Prosecution of John E. duPont: America's Wealthiest Murderer
Presented by Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Joe McGettigan, Esq., co-prosecutors in the 1997 trial
Hosted by Surrey Services for Seniors
Dennis McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan will be the speakers on November 13th at The Arc Alliance and Justice4PaKIds' informational seminar regarding the Sandusky prosecution and how to be a leader in preventing child abuse.
Tickets on sale for Philadelphia Business Journal's screening of Foxcatcher and interview with McAndrews and McGettigan of prosecution team
Tickets are now on sale for the Philadelphia Business Journal's screening of Foxcatcher and interview with Dennis McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan III of the prosecution team and McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
McANDREWS LAW OFFICES, P.C. has speakers available for your organization. We provide dozens of FREE seminars and presentations each year to relevant organizations in the field of Special Education, Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts.
Our attorneys regularly speak at national, state and local organizations such as parent groups, Bar Associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, and similar organizations. These presentations are provided at no cost, are educational in nature and no marketing of our services is presented. Seminar Topics include:
- The Development of Special Education Over the Past Twenty Years — A Radical Evolution in the System
- Discipline and Behavior Programming in the Context of Special Education
- Disciplining the Special Education Student
- Eligibility Under IDEA and Section 504
- Educating Special Education Children in the Least Restrictive Environment
- The Effect of Pennsylvania’s 2008 Regulations on Special Education in the Commonwealth
- Legally Sufficient IEPs
- Restraints in Schools
- Special Education — An Overview for Families
- Special Education — An Overview for Mental Health and Juvenile Court Professionals
- Special Education — An Overview for Nurses
- Special Education — An Overview for Physicians
- Special Education — What Parents Really Need to Know
- Special Education and Special Needs Trusts for the Non-Specialist Attorney
- Estate Planning for Families — Large, Medium and Small Estates
- Estate Planning for the Business Owner
- Probate and Estate Administration — Simplifying the Process
- Recent Changes in Estates and Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts — A Practical Overview for Families
- Special Needs Trusts — A Practical Overview for the Financial Planning Industry
- Special Needs Trusts — A Practical Overview for Personal Injury Attorneys
- Special Needs Trusts and Special Education for the Non-Specialist Attorney
- A Career in the Law — The Life of a Lawyer and the Preparation Necessary to Become a Successful Attorney
If you would like to schedule a speaker for your organization, please contact us at 610.648.9300, and we will be happy to arrange a presentation for you.