in Special Education Advocacy
A. Bower, JD, and Joy J. Turner, JD
Oklahoma Disability Law Center
A. Bower, JD (right), is the senior litigation
attorney for the Oklahoma Disability Law Center,
has been its director since 1996. Joy J.
Turner, JD (left),
is a staff attorney at the law center and has handled
special education cases since 2000.
law center is the protection and advocacy system
with disabilities and is a member of the National
Disability Rights Network and the Council of
and Advocates. They are members of the Oklahoma
Bar Association and are licensed to practice in
Oklahoma state court, federal court and the Tenth
Court of Appeals. Ms. Bower is licensed to practice
U. S. Supreme Court.
have made presentations to national, state and local
and governmental agencies, including the Oklahoma
Improvement Program. They are founders of the Partners
in Education Advocacy (PEA) training program for non-lawyer
advocates and have authored an article, “Ethics
in Special Education Advocacy,” which includes
a proposed ethics code for special education lay
advocates. Ms. Bower received her J.D. from the
Oklahoma School of Law, and Ms. Turner received
her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of
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in Special Education Advocacy(PDF, 17 pgs): Paper
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