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The Arc of Larimer County’s Annual Meeting
November 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Register now for The Arc of Larimer County’s Annual Meeting.
The evening features a buffet meal, awards ceremony, and a wine pull fundraiser. It’s free to attend, but registration is required.
Featuring Special Guest Speaker: Jack D. Robinson
Mr. Robinson is a partner and co-founder of Spies, Powers & Robinson. He was the attorney in the landmark case, “Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist.” He will discuss what the Supreme Court decision means and how it’s changing the landscape of special education.
For his work, The Arc of the United States is recognizing Jack D. Robinson with the 2018 Catalyst Award for Legal Advocate of the Year.
From The Arc of the United States:
As a Founding Partner at Spies, Powers and Robinson, P.C., Jack D. Robinson has spent the past several decades representing children with disabilities and their parents against educational marginalization and discrimination and student mistreatment and abuse in schools. Most recently, Robinson represented Endrew F. before the U.S. Supreme Court in the IDEA case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. The Endrew F. decision has been hailed as a landmark decision that transforms the educational rights of students with disabilities and empowers parents fighting for the civil rights of their disabled children.
The tremendous impact of the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case was felt not just in Colorado, but across the national disability community. His work has sent a resounding message to our entire community that children with disabilities and their parents can and should ask for higher standards for appropriate services, supports and accommodations in order ensure that all children receive the same level of quality education, regardless of abilities.