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 
The ABCs of Special Education
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