Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide

Upcoming presentation Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide
by parent attorneys Lori-Kirsch Goodwin and Hope Kirsch of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch
and school attorneys Cathleen Dooley and Erin Walz of Udall Shumway.

Special education legal issues can be confusing for school personnel and attorneys alike. This hands-on legal guide will walk you through legal best practices concerning IEPs, 504 plans, manifest determination reviews and more. It will provide you with the information you need to provide maximum legal protections to special needs students and minimize school exposure to lawsuits.  This training is for educators, attorneys, advocates and parents. 
  1. Essential Special Education Legal Updates You Need to Know
  2. Avoiding Disability Discrimination Complaints: Lessons From Recent Court Cases and Enforcement Actions
  3. Bullying and Harassment: Ensuring Special Needs Students Receive Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE)
  4. Developing Legally Compliant IEPs That Benefit Students: With Examples
  5. Manifestation Determination Reviews (MDRs): Did the Disability Cause the Behavior?
  6. 504 Plan Eligibility and Accommodation Best Practices
  7. English Language Learners (ELLs) and Special Education: Ensuring Legal Best Practices


Thursday, June 09, 2016


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown3600 North 2nd AvenuePhoenix, AZ 85013 

Arizona IEP Worshop for Parents - Top 10 IEP Tips

Top10 IEP Tips for Parents, an IEP workshop presented by special education attorneys Hope Kirsch, a former special education teacher, and Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, the mother of a young adult on the spectrum  Hope taught special education and was a school administrator for nearly 20 years during which time she attended hundreds of IEP meetings and trained teachers to write IEPs.  Lori is the mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum. She knows first hand how to navigate the IEP process.  Hope and Lori train advocates, educators, related service providers and other lawyers in the IEP process.  This workshop is geared specifically for parents, grandparents and legal guardians. This is an opportunity to learn some valuable tips for your child's next IEP meeting.