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Jane Gabriele is an attorney with the Civil Rights, Employment and Education Unit in Empire Justice Center's Rochester Office. She works with parents on education issues.
Her focus is primarily on assisting parents with gaining access to special education and compelling school districts to provide each child a free, appropriate education. She offers trainings to parents and local agencies designed to increase their understanding of the process and providing them the tools necessary to advocate for children with special needs.
Ms. Gabriele established legal precedent in Appeal of Crawford, Ed. Dept., decision No. 15,801 changing NYS law to reflect a child's actual residence rather than their theoretical one.
In 2004, she taught courses in Law and Ethics to students at Bryant & Stratton.
She is the 2009 recipient of the NYS Bar Association President's Award for Pro Bono Service, 2006 recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service and 1989 recipient of the JC Penney Golden Rule Award.
She received her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.