Allen Kropp is a member of the School & Education, and Higher Education Practice Groups. He specializes in civil rights, special education, and disability law, and works extensively with schools, colleges, and universities on a wide range of disability issues under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender discrimination issues under Title IX, and race/color/national origin matters under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Allen served in several roles within the United States Department of Education (DOE), including Deputy Chief Attorney and Interim Director of the Office for Civil Rights Regional Office in Boston, and has extensive expertise in civil rights compliance, program administration, and educating schools, colleges, students, parents, and other stakeholders on civil rights matters. Previously, Allen was a senior policy advisor and Regional Commissioner for the Rehabilitation Services Administration, DOE’s chief official responsible for federal monitoring and oversight of State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and adult disability programs across New England. He has been regularly sought out for speaking engagements and trainings at national, state, and local disability forums and conferences.
Allen works with public and independent school districts, colleges and universities nationwide on a host of disability, special education, sex and race discrimination issues through: policy development and assessment; audits of civil rights compliance; trainings; mediations; school and university-based investigations.
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