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Selene A. Almazan

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.
Legal Director
Towson, MD, USA


Selene Almazan has represented students and families for nearly 30 years. Selene is a former Supervising Attorney for the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland where she represented children in the foster care system, including representation in special education matters. For nearly 23 years, Selene represented parents in special education matters with a primary focus on least restrictive environment (LRE) issues at the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education. Since September 2014, Selene has been the Legal Director for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) where she supports the work of the Amicus Committee as well as works on federal and local policy issues. In this position she writes appellate amicus briefs for appellate courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. Selene was counsel of record for COPAA as an amicus in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools and counsel on COPAA’s amicus brief in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. Since May 2015 Selene maintains a private practice focusing on parent and student representation in special education matters, including LRE. Selene represents families at IEP team meetings, state complaint proceedings, mediations, due process hearings, suspension/expulsion proceedings and federal court proceedings, including matters involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. She has extensive experience training families, teachers, school administrators, attorneys and advocates on legal issues related to special education law as well as disability discrimination issues.
Selene A. Almazan is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where do parents and schools go from here? - Annual School Law Institute (17th Annual), Friday, June 09, 2017
Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where do parents and schools go from here? (PowerPoint slides) - Annual School Law Institute (17th Annual), Friday, June 09, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here? - 17th Annual School Law Institute, Monday, June 12, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here? - Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here?, Monday, June 12, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here? - Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here?, Monday, June 12, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here? - Competing Standards of Endrew F.: Where Do Parents and Schools Go from Here?, Monday, June 12, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 17th Annual School Law Institute, Friday, June 23, 2017, New York, NY
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