Touro Law to Host Lecture, “Understanding the IEP” on February 28

Program Offered in Connection with Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month

February 19, 2019

Touro Law will host a program “Understanding the Individualized Education Program – How School Teachers and Staff Can Help Parents Make the Best Choices for Their Child” on February 28 at 12:30 pm at the law school in Central Islip, NY. The program is being offered by the Jewish Law Institute in connection with Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. The program speaker in Frances Victory, Ph.D., C.P.D.

“Touro Law is pleased to offer programs that will have an impact on families in both local communities and across the country,” stated Harry Ballan, Dean and Professor of Law.
The event will be livestreamed at

Frances Victory, Ph.D., C.P.C., is a Developmental Psychologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Speaker, and Certified Life Coach at Victory Coaching LLC. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Binghamton University and her M.S. in Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University. She completed her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Victory’s doctoral training focused on understanding each individual as a product of the different forces within their environment. Through the years she studied the variety of factors that influence a child with autism’s social emotional skills; and examined the importance of professional development for teachers in parochial preschools.

In addition, she examined the role of religion on the daily life, coping skills, and parenting of mothers and fathers of Jewish children with autism. She has enjoyed working with children with autism in a variety of different capacities such as early intervention centers, special education classrooms, and summer camp programs. Dr. Victory has used her fundamental knowledge of development and life coaching plus her years of teaching experience as a college professor, to create fun and interactive workshops for professionals and families of children with autism.

The lecture is being offered by The Jewish Law Institute in cooperation with The Jewish Programs Committee, The Jewish Law Students Association, The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Touro Public Advocacy Center, Public Interest Law Organization of Touro, The Long Island Advocacy Center, Pro Bono Partnership, and NYCLU-Suffolk Chapter, in connection with Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. 

For more information about Touro Law’s Jewish Law Institute, please contact Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute at Touro Law Center


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates, including a new online LL.M. in Aging & Longevity Law. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System 
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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