Lifelong Learning After TBI and Rights of Adults with Disabilites in the Workplace and Community

Learn about how traumatic brain injury may affect learning, remediation and compensatory strategies for life-long learning and education and the rights of adults with disabilities in the workplace and community during this presentation by Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D., CBIS, and Melissa Hatch, J.D. This presentation will include a variety of resources to assist with education, learning and workplace information, including iPad Apps and online programs, software, websites and more.  Dr. Butterfield also includes information on college for TBI Survivors.

Dr. Butterfield graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Organizations with an emphasis on Special Education. Dr. Butterfield is the Director of the Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area. Dr. Butterfield is a certified Brain Injury Specialist/Trainer and currently sits as Committee Chairperson for the State SELPA Directors’ Association. She is the parent of a brain injury survivor and a member of the Brain Injury Center’s Professional Advisory Council.

Hatch has extensive experience representing public educational agencies in special education due process hearings, mediations, IEP team meetings, and complaints filed with the California Department of Education and the United States Office for Civil Rights. She also provides in-service trainings/staff development on a variety of issues, including but not limited to, administration of medication at school, IEP basics, assessment basics, developing a defensible IEP, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Hatch has successfully defended public school districts in due process hearings and appeal to Federal Court.  Hatch received her Juris Doctor from the Ventura College of Law in 2006, graduating fourth in her class, and with Honors. Ms. Hatch is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, the East County (Conejo Valley) Bar Association, and the California Council of School Attorneys.


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