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Fierce Advocate: This Dyslexic Woman Sued The New York State Bar Association Changing Disability Law Forever – Interview with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett

Dr. Marilyn Bartlett sued the New York State Bar Association for extra time on the Bar Examination, thereby changing ADA disability law forever. Join us to hear her compelling story of her law suit journey as she advocated for herself persistently and effectively.

Dr. Barlett is a professor of Educational Leadership (school administration certification) and educational law at Texas A&M University Kingsville. She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educational Advocacy at The College of William & Mary, Wyeth Law School each summer with Pete and Pam Wright. Dr. Bartlett is a fierce educational advocate, helping teachers and students all over the US to utilize the rights she worked so hard to attain.

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SHOWNOTES

Click here to watch the original episode on youtube (From March 2017)

Guests:
  • Dr. Marilyn Bartlett
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Dr. Marilyn Bartlett

Marilyn J Bartlett is a professor of Educational Leadership and educational law at Tx A&M University Kingsville. She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educational Advocacy at The College of Wm & Mary, Wyeth Law School each summer with Pete and Pam Wright. She waged a 10 year battle for Dyslexia accommodations, after suing the New York State Bar Examination-- with the case ultimately ending up in the Supreme Court, and creating important disability precedent. She enjoys usual speaking engagements at places such as the Education Law Association and the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, as well as other annual conferences. Her talks cover many topics, including: the IDEA/504 violations, as well as problems encountered by our special needs kids, like harassment, suicides, LGBTQ discrimination, lack of assistive technology in the schools, etc.. Of course, she also enjoys driving her graduate students crazy:)

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