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PPEC Presents “Your Child’s Rights to Special Education”

What should you do if your suspect your child has a disability? What are your rights? Livingston Parents and Professionals for Exceptional Children is proud to host “Your Rights in Special Education”, a presentation by Denise Dimson Rekem Esq. This presentation will provide families with an introduction to their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), §504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and New Jersey State law. It will also provide an overview of the processes involved in evaluating and advocating for special education and related services.

PPEC has chosen this topic as the opening event for the school year because it will provide such important information to parents. PPEC President Pam Tepper says “This program is a must for all parents of children with special needs, especially those just entering the system”.

Denise Dimson Rekem, is of counsel to the firm Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. She focuses her practice on the representation of individuals with special needs and their families in the areas of early intervention, special education, transition and adult services, residential placements and guardianships. Ms. Rekem worked for several years at Weil Gotshal & Manges before taking time off to raise her three children, one of whom is diagnosed with AD/HD, another with CAPD and the third with Speech and Language deficits. Her experience advocating for her sons led to her interest in advocacy for children with special educational needs. Ms. Rekem is a Board Member of JESPY House in South Orange, NJ. She also serves as Trustee for Aging with Autism. She is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars as well as to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She received her JD from New York University School of Law where she was a member of the Review of Law and Social Change journal. She received her BA with distinction from the University of Michigan. She is a frequent lecturer in the community.

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The event will be sponsored by Jaime Lehrhoff, M.A., LDT-C, owner of The Livingston Education Center in Livingston and Sensational Therapies LLC in Short Hills. Both centers serve pre-school children through adults. They pride themselves in having highly qualified teachers and consultants that are specialized in various academic areas. They offer a wide range of services from academic subject tutoring to small group programs for young children. Jamie will speak briefly about the services she provides and additional information will be available about the centers.

The program will take place at the Livingston Public Library on Wednesday October 17 and will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. The presentation is free but donations to PPEC would be appreciated. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by sending an email to: PPEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. More information about PPEC included a limited time free membership can be found on the PPEC website at

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