Together on Tuesdays: IEPs and 504 Plans: A Education Primer

Together on Tuesdays: IEPs and 504 Plans: A Education Primer

Together on Tuesday - April 2nd

April 2, 2024

We know that all parents want their children to have access to an education.  We invite you to be Together on Tuesday, April 2 at 12:00 p..m. ET for IEPs and 504 Plans: A Education Primer to get your questions answered so that you can be a better advocate for your child!

Our goal is to make these sessions informative and interactive, to give you a chance to learn more and to find support among others in the undiagnosed community.

How to Register:

Registration for the event is free and open to everyone. To register, please visit the UDNF Live Event Registration

About the Speakers:

Ken Baumann believes that everyone deserves to be treated equally under the law, especially our children. It was this belief that led him to pursue a career in law and that would ultimately lead him into the area of special education law.

As an attorney, Mr. Baumann has successfully represented a wide variety of clients in cases including child support, special needs trusts and guardianships, and criminal defense. It was in the criminal defense capacity that Mr. Baumann entered the area of special education law by assisting James Gallini in representing an autistic young man who was facing false felony terrorism charges from The State of Alabama. Since that time, Mr. Baumann has devoted his legal career to serving the special education needs of children all throughout the state.

Since joining the Gallini Group Mr. Baumann has worked to ensure that his clients are getting the proper educational supports and services that they are entitled to under the law. Additionally, Mr. Baumann has assisted with community programs for special need children such as participation in the foundation of the Helena Miracle League, an organization for special needs children to have an opportunity to play baseball and be active in sports. Also, he has presented seminars for teachers and parents on special education law in the state.

Mr. Baumann received his Juris Doctor from The Birmingham School of Law where he graduated with honors in the top ten of his class. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and is an active member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Shelby County Bar Association and has represented clients from all parts of the State of Alabama. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Baumann graduated from Auburn University with a degree in chemical engineering and worked in manufacturing for companies such as Clorox, Valspar and Eastman Chemical.

Carlton Anne Cook Walker wears many hats. She is an attorney, the parent of a blind child (now, a young adult), and a certified teacher of blind/low vision students. Ms. Cook Walker heads Blindness Education and Advocacy Resources LCC (BEAR), an education consultancy business. She is the immediate past president of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), the proud parent division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). She also serves on the board of Professionals in Blindness Education (PIBE), another division of the NFB.

Casey Robertson Ed.S lives in Mississippi with her husband and daughter Kylie. Kylie, now 17, has been a UDN participant since August of 2022 and remains undiagnosed.  Their journey began when Kylie was about 3 years old. Casey works in the field of blindness through the Professional Development Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University. Casey has received both the NFB Mississippi Distinguished Educator and the NFB National Distinguished Educator award. She advocated the state legislature in 2012 to gain a better Braille Bill to allow for better services for blind students. She currently advocates for parents and students across the nation to gain better services in schools. Casey has also been an expert witness in several due process cases.  Casey loves everything about advocacy, gaining services for students that are not being educated adequately, and helping families in need. Outside of the full-time job of being a mother, managing health care for her daughter, and her work at the university and advocacy. Casey loves to kayak, read, and ride her bike.

All the best,

Sarah Marshall
Patient and Community Engagement
Undiagnosed Disease Network Foundation