On October 22, Mallory Finn, Esq., and Alyssa Navarrete, Esq., both staff attorneys for Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), presented an overview of the medical-legal partnership model at the Maryland Rural Health Association conference in Cambridge, Maryland.
On October 25, MCDD Director Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS, delivered a presentation to more than 75 occupational and physical therapists in the District of Columbia Public Schools on “Differences between Section 504 Plans and IEPs” in Washington, D.C.
On October 27, Project HEAL raised more than $1,000 at the Shuckin’ in the Street festival, hosted by Lee’s Pint & Shell in Baltimore, Maryland.
On November 1, Finn and Navarrete hosted a Project HEAL exhibitor table at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Career Exploration Fair in Baltimore, Maryland.
On November 14, Finn and Navarrete presented a special education law overview to the Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School parent-teacher association in Baltimore, Maryland.
On December 4, Finn received the Maryland Legal Services Corporation’s Rising Star Award at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
On January 11, Finn presented three trainings as part of a free training series organized by Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders. The trainings were held in Salisbury, Maryland, and were supported by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services.