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MICHAEL J. OPUDA, PH.D.

Senior Special Education Consultant PDF 



207.253.0548 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Ceara Kazilionis




PRACTICE AREAS

School & Education
Disability Law Special Education

EDUCATION

Virginia Tech, Ph.D., 1999

University of Maine, M.Ed, 1987

University of Maine, B.A., 1973


MEMBERSHIPS

Council for Exceptional Children
Member



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Advisory Committee of the Consortium for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Education (CADRE)
  Member


Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference
  Reviewer




PRACTICE AREAS

School & Education
Disability Law Special Education

EDUCATION

Virginia Tech, Ph.D., 1999

University of Maine, M.Ed, 1987

University of Maine, B.A., 1973


MEMBERSHIPS

Council for Exceptional Children
Member



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Advisory Committee of the Consortium for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Education (CADRE)
  Member


Council for Exceptional Children, Annual Conference
  Reviewer




Michael Opuda is a non-attorney Senior Special Education Consultant in the firm's Public Sector Group. As a certified special education consultant, Michael provides Drummond Woodsum's school clients with consultation and support on special education issues, including facilitation of IEP team meetings, compliance questions, troubleshooting complicated cases, in-service training, IEP development, dispute resolution, program review and evaluation and advice on addressing the needs of students with challenging behaviors in school.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the firm's clients, Michael has held positions as a special education consultant to the U.S. Department of Education and the State Departments of Education in New England; Due Process Coordinator and consultant for exceptional students with the Maine Department of Education; as a teacher and administrator at the Regional Learning Center in Bangor, Maine; and program director of the Maine Disability Rights Center.

Michael Opuda is a non-attorney Senior Special Education Consultant in the firm's Public Sector Group. As a certified special education consultant, Michael provides Drummond Woodsum's school clients with consultation and support on special education issues, including facilitation of IEP team meetings, compliance questions, troubleshooting complicated cases, in-service training, IEP development, dispute resolution, program review and evaluation and advice on addressing the needs of students with challenging behaviors in school.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the firm's clients, Michael has held positions as a special education consultant to the U.S. Department of Education and the State Departments of Education in New England; Due Process Coordinator and consultant for exceptional students with the Maine Department of Education; as a teacher and administrator at the Regional Learning Center in Bangor, Maine; and program director of the Maine Disability Rights Center.

NEWS

Introducing Drummond Woodsum's Newest Shareholders and Senior Consultant
December 12, 2017

ARTICLES

Risky Business: The Risks of Risk Assessment
Spring 2013

PRESENTATIONS

Leaving High School: Long Last Looks Must End…
February 26, 2021


BALANCING ACT! Making the Laws Fit for Students with Behavior Challenges
November 22, 2019


Annual Special Education Summit
December 1, 2017


Making the Grade in Special Education: Measuring Success, Eligibility, and the Delivery of FAPE in a Standards World
December 2, 2016







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