IDEA, FAPE, LRE, PWN - special education law is an alphabet soup of acronyms. Do you know what they all mean? This program will spell out the obligations that federal and state special education laws impose on schools. Master the basics - register today!
Explore federal and state special education laws.
Clarify what it means to provide "free appropriate public education" in the "least restrictive environment."
Uncover how special education due process hearings work.
Build your understanding of IDEA and FERPA privacy provisions to protect student records.
This course is part of the Special Education Law in New York series.
MARION M. WALSH is a partner with the law firm of Littman Krooks LLP, where she leads the firm's special education practice. Ms. Walsh particularly works in assisting students with complex mental health challenges locate an appropriate school placement and services, and transition to college and independence. She serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Westchester and is a co-chair of the Lower Hudson Special Education Task Force. Ms. Walsh has written three books: What Do I Do When? The Answer Book on the No Child Left Behind Act, The Superintendent's Guide to Special Education Policies and Procedures, and Student Discipline & School Safety: Administrator's Guide to Best Practices, Policies & Procedures. She is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York. Ms. Walsh earned her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus.
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