Clarify What Schools Must Legally Do to Detect and Address Mental Health Issues
Is a student's stress, anxiety or reluctance to engage a disability? What services must the schools provide to identify students with mental health issues and provide them with FAPE-appropriate education? This course distinguishes between legal requirements and best practices and offers tips for applying special education rules to mental health concerns. Register today!
Get an update on the major state and federal laws governing schools' response to mental health issues.
Learn what schools can and must do to address student stress and depression in virtual learning settings.
Find out what services you must provide for students without IEPs.
Create IEPs and 504 plans for situations when mental health, special education and disabilities comingle.
This course is part of the New York and Federal School Law: Student Mental Health series.
VERONICA REED, as the principal attorney of the Law Office of Veronica Reed, is an education attorney focused on representing New York Capital District schoolchildren in all matters relating to schools: education issues, special education (IDEA), DASA bullying, school discipline, appeals, and federal litigation. She is a designated attorney for the child (AFC), a certified guardian ad litem, a member of the Attorney for the Child Appeals Panel, an 18-B assigned family court attorney, and a member of the NYSBA Committee on Children and the Law. Ms. Reed is admitted to practice in New York's state and federal district courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She assists clients with establishing an IEP or Section 504 Plan under the IDEA and Title II; pursuing complaints or appeals against a school under education law and civil rights law; ensuring children have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE); helping teenagers resolve school suspensions, PINS, or juvenile law (JD) matter; and protecting children from bullying under DASA, ensuring that they have a safe place to learn. Ms. Reed represented education (public schools, parochial schools, and private schools), religious institutions, non-profits, and commercial clients in all phases of litigation as an attorney at Fisher & Fisher and Traub, Lieberman, Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP, in New York City. Her corporate career spans 20 years with General Electric, Kawasaki, Booz & Company, and MTA New York City Transit. Ms. Reed earned her B.A. degree from Seattle Pacific University and her J.D. degree from New York Law School. In 2005, she was admitted to practice in New York. Ms. Reed is also admitted to practice in multiple U.S. district courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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