Miguel Salazar, MA: What Happens in School and Beyond
This presentation will focus on the nexus between school and beyond for individuals with autism. The discussion will focus on how the student, parents, schools, and advocates can work together in planning and implementing goals for a student to fulfill the purpose and promise of IDEA. He discusses strategies and techniques that will support a student and parents in reaching their post school goals. There will be ample time for questions and dialogue with the audience members.
Bio: Miguel has over thirty years’ experience in helping New York City parents secure educational entitlements for their children. He is a former Administrative Hearing Officer for the Division of Special Education of the New York City Department of Education. He is a former adjunct at both Hunter College of the City of New York and at Turo College at the graduate level in special education. He has worked at several New York City nonprofit agencies in the area of direct advocacy and public policy on education. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Education from the Steinhardt School of Education of New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colombia University. He is the father of four adult children, two of whom have disabilities.