Wednesday, August 14, 2013

KGK wins another Due Process

Lori Kirsch-Goodwin of KGK wins Due Process. The issue involved the appropriateness of a school placement. The Administrative Law Judge ruled in favor of the parent that the school selected by a charter school was not appropriate for a student with autism, and that the school that the family found to be appropriate is the appropriate placement. The Judge ordered that the charter school provide compensatory educational services AND tuition and transportation at the private special education day school. And when a parent prevails at due process, they are entitled to recover their attorneys' fees.
A.T., Student, by and through Parents A.T. and H.T. vs. POINTE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Comedian Bobby Collins: 'On the Inside- His Life as a Comedian and Father of a Very Special Child

Bobby Collins, one of today's most successful and funniest comedians, is also the father of a special needs child. Bobby, in his book, "On the Inside," talks about his career, his life on the road and most importantly, his love for his very special daughter.

You can learn more about the book at

In a 2013 interview on Hallmark Channel, Bobby shares his experiences and his tremendous journey and life.

Thank you Bobby for all you do!
Your friends Hope and Lori at Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and School Law

Autism Spectrum Disorders and School Law

Presented by Hope Kirsch and Lori-Kirsch-Goodwin

Video Webcast


Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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Eastern: 10:00 am-5:00 pm Central: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Mountain: 8:00 am-3:00 pm Pacific: 7:00 am-2:00 pm
$329 / Each Additional
Includes Downloadable Course Book

Program Description

Practical Application of Legal Concepts Impacting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Supporting the achievement of special needs children is the ultimate goal of attorneys, parents and professionals involved in education. Yet the area of special education law can be clouded with emotion and conflict. How do high-functioning autistic (HFA) students fit into the special education law framework? Join our distinguished faculty for a dynamic discussion on the challenges parents' advocates, school attorneys and representatives face when striving to accommodate special needs students. Find the answers to your questions - register today!
  • Use a greater understanding of the nature of Autism disorders to better fulfill the needs of HFA students while protecting their rights.
  • Review the necessary steps to drafting legally compliant IEPs that will withstand the test of time.
  • Use our practical tips for preventing and resolving disputes between parents and school representatives to get the desired action without resorting to due process or litigation.
  • Gain a legal refresher on the rules governing removal or expulsion to ensure the school has enough documentation to support their decision.
  • How do you monitor the IEP progress? Learn some easy techniques for making sure the school is following through with the plan.
  • Discuss what schools and parents can do to prevent disability harassment or bullying claims.
  • Learn about actions that trigger IDEA complaints - and what you can do to avoid them.
  • Promote settlements by understanding the various mediation options available.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program offers an in-depth look at the legal and practical implications of autism spectrum disorders for attorneys. It will also benefit special education teachers, school administrators, and counselors or psychologists.

Course Content

  • Defining and Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Legislative and Case Law Update as It Applies to Autism Disorders
  • Working Together to Build a Suitable Learning Environment for HFA Students
  • Tackling Complex Disciplinary Issues and Due Process
  • Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying and Harassment
  • Legal Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education
Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -  AK*
CLE 6.00 -  AL*
CLE 6.00 -  AR*
CLE 6.00 -  AZ*
CLE 6.00 -  CA*
CLE 7.00 -  CO*
CLE 6.00 -  CT*
CLE 6.00 -  DE*
CLE 7.00 -  FL*
CLE 6.00 -  GA*
CLE 6.00 -  HI*
CLE 6.00 -  IA*
CLE 6.00 -  ID*
CLE 6.00 -  IL*
CLE 6.00 -  IN*
CLE 5.00 -  KS*
CLE 6.00 -  KY*
CLE 6.00 -  LA*
CLE 6.00 -  ME*
CLE 6.00 -  MN*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*
CLE 6.00 -  MP*
CLE 6.00 -  MS*
CLE 6.00 -  MT*
CLE 6.00 -  NC*
CLE 6.00 -  ND*
CLE 6.00 -  NE*
CLE 6.00 -  NH*
CLE 7.20 -  NJ*
CLE 6.00 -  NM*
CLE 6.00 -  NV*
CLE 7.00 -  NY*
CLE 6.00 -  OH*
CLE 7.00 -  OK*
CLE 6.50 -  OR*
CLE 6.00 -  PA*
CLE 7.00 -  RI*
CLE 6.00 -  SC*
CLE 6.00 -  TN*
CLE 6.00 -  TX*
CLE 6.00 -  UT*
CLE 6.00 -  VA*
CLE 7.20 -  VI*
CLE 6.00 -  VT*
CLE 6.00 -  WA*
CLE 7.00 -  WI*
CLE 7.20 -  WV*
CLE 6.00 -  WY*
* denotes specialty credits

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