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Thursday, May 12, 2016
The ABCs of Special Education
Special education attorneys Lori Kirsch-Goodwin & Hope Kirsch of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, provide a comprehensive overview of the historical background and laws related to special education for school attorneys, parent attorneys, educators, school board members, and attorneys in other practice areas who have an interest in special education law. In this guide to special education law, experienced faculty will walk you through the legal ins and outs student eligibility for special education, services, supports and placement of students with special needs, discipline and bullying and harassment of students with IEPs and 504s. Learn how to handle special education law issues with confidence.
Key topics to be discussed:
Background of Special Education and the IDEA, including discussion of FAPE and Rowley
Differences between the IDEA and 504
Evaluations and Eligibility Process
The IEP Process
Location vs. Placement
Dispute Resolution, including Handling a Due Process Case, and Appeal
Discipline of the student with special needs
Bullying and Harassment of Students with Special Needs