Navigating Special Education

What you need to know about Special Education, rights and responsibilities.

Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 pm

4840 Market St. Ventura, Unit B

Appetizers & Drinks Provided – Space is Limited.

Panel of Professionals


Gain insights from our panel of professionals in this field on navigating the special education system and advocating for your child effectively. Connect with a supportive community of parents to share experiences and resources in this empowering event.

Topics Covered:

Legal Rights & Protections

Effective Communication with Schools

Advocating for Your Child

Resolving Disputes & Conflict Resolution

Transition Planning

Meet Your Panel Professionals


Jennifer Romero achieved a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Worked at the Children’s Law Center of California, representing children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned that come under the protection of the Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court systems. Jennifer passed the California BAR Exam in July of 2016 and joined the Hermance Law team in August of 2018.

Meghan Sherry focuses on assisting families with neurodivergent students in California’s public schools. Committed to ensuring that qualifying special education students receive a free, appropriate, public education, she is skilled at guiding families through the process of advocating for equal access to education. Meghan’s practice centers on achieving results for neurodivergent students by facilitating access through alternative conflict resolution or Due Process Hearing.

Ashley Pope, is the Membership Development Manager for the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Autism Society of Ventura County.

Danielle De Smeth,With a background that is rich in many different legal fields, Danielle De Smeth is a well-rounded, experienced attorney who has represented clients in cases involving personal injury, environmental litigation, and criminal defense. She is proud to represent her clients with fierce and dedicated legal counsel.
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