This basic-to-intermediatelevel program on creating legally compliant IEPs and 504 plans is for: School Principals and Vice Principals, School Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents, School Psychologist, School Counselors, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Attorneys
Strengthen Your School's IEP and 504 Plan Process and Protect Student Rights
IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. They also have the potential to cause legal issues for schools if they aren't properly planned and carried out. Join our experienced faculty for this comprehensive overview of legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school's IEP and 504 plan process. Register today!
Ensure students get the tools they need to succeed by properly determining if they are eligible for an IEP or a 504 plan.
Implement legally appropriate 504 plans that ensure a level playing field for eligible students.
Conduct IEP meetings that include all the necessary players, and know what to do if someone is unable to attend.
Handle situations where an IEP just isn't working and modifications are immediately needed.
Create behavioral intervention plans that properly take into account the information contained in functional behavior assessments.
Properly protect the legal rights of students with IEPs and 504 plans in situations where discipline codes are broken.
IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws 9:00 - 9:45, Robert A. Garda Jr.
What is a Disability Under Section 504?
Major Life Activities: What do They Encompass?
Substantial Limitations: What is the Bar?
Impairment Determinations: What Can and Can't be Considered?
ADHD and Other Difficult-to-Place Disabilities
Required Need for Specially-Designed Instruction
Best Practices for Determining Eligibility
IDEA-Eligible Students with Additional Medical Needs
Handling Disputes with Parents over Eligibility
Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field 9:45 - 10:45, Debra Weinberg
Eligibility: What Should be Considered
What Accommodations Should and Should not do
504 Accommodations vs. Specially Designed Instruction (and Why it Matters)
Distribution of 504 Plans
Reviews and Re-Evaluations
504 Plan Red Flags to Avoid
The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues 11:00 - 12:00, Rachael M. Coe
IDEA Evaluation Report Essentials
The IEP Meeting: What if Parents Refuse to Come?
Third Party Participation at IEP Meetings: Outside Agencies, Invited Guests etc.
Avoiding Predetermination on IEPs
Parent Recording of IEP Meetings: Can Schools Prohibit it?
Ensuring the IEP Team has all Necessary Members
Creating Measureable IEP Goals and Progress Requirements
Creating a Prudent Paper Trail
Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs 1:00 - 2:00, Rachael M. Coe
Who Should Receive a Copy? What Form Should it be?
Teacher Training: Necessary Requirements to Ensure Successful Implementation
Progress Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting
What to do When IEPs Aren't Working
Who Can Make Them?
When Should They be Made?
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Ensuring Best Practices 2:15 - 3:30, Eden B. Heilman
What IDEA Says About FBAs and BIPs
Who Should be Involved in the Process?
Meeting Key Evaluation Requirements
How to Use the Information
BIPs and Their Relation to IEPs
Creating BIPs That are Useful for Staff
Crisis Components and BIPs
Behavior Plans and Section 504
Handling Disagreements with Parents
Discipline and Expulsion Essentials Under IDEA and Section 504 3:30 - 4:30, Victor M. Jones
Providing Services During Disciplinary Removal
How Manifestation Determination Reviews Apply
Protections for Children not yet Eligible for Special Education and Related Services
Changes in Placement
Suspensions and the Ten-Day Rule
Legal Rules Governing Removal or Expulsion
Interim Alternative Educational Settings
Other Available Remedies
Multiple Suspensions and Denial of Free Appropriate Education