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Expanding on School Records and Education Plans to Prove Psychological and Cognitive Disabilities

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE - On-Demand

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Disabled Children |  Mental Impairments
Shelley Davidson |  Janna Lowenstein |  Patricia McCabe |  Sarah E. White Park
Course Levels:
All Skill Levels
1 Hour 43 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 90 day(s) after purchase.

Tags: May 2021


CLE Information May 2021

This course was approved for NOSSCR's Spring 2021 Virtual Conference. It is eligible for On-Demand credit, please check with if you have questions about your states eligibility or check with your Bar Association for their rules and regulations.

This program will focus on establishing disability for anyone from childhood to adult with psychological/cognitive issues from either a physical or mental impairment. One example will describe individual who suffer from autism or autism spectrum diagnoses. We will make an in depth look at IEP’s, 504 plans, and IPP’s and address what they mean and how can they help prove either a child or adult case. We will breakdown the various aspects of these plans to show how they provide a wealth of information to show a child’s functional deficits and supports needed to succeed in a school or community setting and how this can prove your case. We will also make suggestions on how to use these deficits, etc. once the child reaches adulthood. In addition to the school information, we will include actual case studies with examples of supporting evidence, briefs, and decisions. We will also address the importance of early planning and development in cases such as autism where medical and educational support is paramount. We will include good examples of other evidence to support the claim, suggestions to overcome preconceived ideas about autism or other complicated impairments, and touch on who can and cannot function sufficiently in a work setting.



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Shelley Davidson - is a native of the Middle Georgia area having grown up in nearby Cochran, Georgia and having been a member of Congregation Sha'arey Israel Synagogue here in Macon since age six. She has served two terms as President of the Congregation and continues to serve in various capacities on the Board of Governors. She is a past president of the Macon Chapter of Hadassah and participated in Leadership Macon in the Class of 1995. She is very active in the Georgia Bar, having helped to co-chair the annual Social Security program with Rudolph Patterson for many years before taking over as Chairperson of the program. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer at multiple NOSSCR, Legal Services Programs, Florida Bar, and Alabama Bar programs. She is a past president of NOSSCR and is currently serving on the Council of Past Presidents.

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Janna K. Lowenstein - has been exposed to law all her life and graduated from University of California Santa Barbara in 1999 and California Western School of Law, San Diego, in 2002.  She joined her father’s firm in 2003 and, at that time, mainly handled the higher levels of appeal at the Appeals Council and United States District Court.  She took over in 2011 as the attorney owner of Lowenstein Disability Lawyers and now handles all aspects of appeals. She served as President for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives from 2017-2018 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the as a Delegate from the Council of Past Presidents.  She is Past Chair of the Social Security section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is a co-planner of the Circuit 9 Conference for Advanced Social Security Practitioners.  She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.  She has presented at prior NOSSCR conferences as well as other organizations on topics including Social Security Children’s Benefits, Nuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability Law, Fibromyalgia, Scleroderma, and Post-polio syndrome.

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Patricia McCabe – is the owner of a small firm in Van Nuys, CA, where she represents Claimants’ at all levels and in the United States Supreme Court.  She also represents individuals in insurance litigation involving ERISA claims and individual disability insurance claims. Ms. McCabe has represented the 9th Circuit on the NOSSCR board and serves as a member at large. She received her Juris Doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire.

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Sarah Park - is a partner with the firm of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley and Hinson, in Macon, Georgia.   She moved to Macon in 2002 to attend Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  She obtained her JD in 2005, and she lives in Macon with her husband Brannen Park and twin daughters Hadden and Mary Stuart. She earned a BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 2002 and remains an avid Dawg fan! She has practiced Social Security law since 2011.  She handles cases at all the administrative levels in the Southeast, as well as in District Court in Georgia.  She began practicing Social Security law after working as a decision writer for the OHO in Macon, Georgia. 
Sarah was awarded the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, named a Rising Star as a Social Security lawyer by Super Lawyers of Georgia in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.  In 2013, she received an award for Outstanding Service to the Public by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and more recently recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Achievements in Law.  

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