Comply With the Latest Special Education Laws to Avoid Liability
With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, professionals working with special needs children know that an understanding of special education law is crucial. You need to know the law in order to deal with complex questions that arise on a regular basis. Who pays when a special needs child is placed in private schooling at the parents´ election? How can a school create the least restrictive environment and promote inclusion to the best interests of all students? It can be costly for your clients if you don´t know. You need advanced skills and a thorough background in the issues to give your clients the protection they need.
That´s why this seminar is so important. It´s an investment that will pay for itself many times over, enabling you to offer your clients solid, informed advice when special education law questions arise. Ground your advice in an understanding of the federal laws governing special education. Be prepared to handle questions regarding disciplinary actions for special needs students. Confidently guide your clients through the due process procedure. Establish your expertise in the rights of special needs students. Don´t miss this opportunity to further your knowledge.
- Strengthen your knowledge of how recent special education legislation may affect your cases.
- Evaluate the legal protection offered by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) so you can determine your clients´ rights.
- Successfully handle disciplinary actions for students with disabilities.
- Explore the role of manifestation determination reviewing the legality of disciplinary actions.
- Be prepared to knowledgeably represent your client during a due process hearing.
- Understand the rights of special needs students so you can represent your client responsibly during a suit.
- ESTABLISHING THE FRAMEWORK OF SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
9:00 - 10:00, Lynn M. Brown
- The Relevant Statutes, Regulations and Sources of Law
- Who is Entitled to Special Education Services
- Who Provides Special Education Service
- What Process is Due (Generally)
- "Hot Issues" in Special Education Law
- Services to Children Enrolled in Private Schools/Due Enrollment
- Burden of Proof at Impartial Hearing
- Reimbursement of Fees Other Than Attorneys´ Fees
- Provision of Medical Services as a Related Service
- Tuition Reimbursement for Unilateral Placement in Private Schools.
- UNRAVELING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)
10:15 - 11:15, Randy P. Glasser
- Early Intervention Programs
- Providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
- Conducting Evaluations and Re-Evaluations
- The CSE Team, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Classification, and
- Parentally Placed Students in Private Schools
- SUCCESSFULLY HANDLING DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
11:15 - 12:15, Susan M. Gibson
- Providing Services During Disciplinary Removal
- Defining Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs)
- What are Behavioral Intervention Plans?
- 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
- “Stay Put” Placement During Pendency of Due Process
- Expedited Due Process Hearings
- ENSURING SUCCESSFUL DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES
1:15 - 2:15, Randy P. Glasser
- Receipt of Impartial Hearing Requests
- Pre-Hearing Obligation and Procedure e.g. Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officer, Response, Resolution Session, etc.
- Statute of Limitation Issues
- Preparing for a Due Process Hearing
- The Impartial Hearing Process
- Practicing Litigation Avoidance
- MAINTAINING AN ETHICAL BALANCE
2:30 - 3:20, Susan M. Gibson
- Determining Attorneys´ Fees Under IDEA
- Maintaining Ethics in Student Discipline
- Addressing the Special Privacy Issues of the Exceptional Needs Student
- PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
3:20 - 4:30, Lynn M. Brown
- Promoting Parent Awareness of Legal Rights and Recourse for Their Child
- Understanding Placement Issues
- Least Restrictive Environment
- Twelve-Month Programs
- Protecting Confidentiality of Information - FERPA
- Liability for Violation of the Rights of Special Education Children
- Using the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to Ensure Compliance