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 Ohio series.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for up to 2.0 self-study CLE credit hours, including 0.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction. No more than 12.0 hours of approved self-study CLE credit may be earned for a biennial reporting period.
CLAIRE E. PARSONS is a partner with Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC. She has handled all manner of civil rights claims through every stage of litigation. In addition to her active litigation practice, Ms. Parsons provides vital day-to-day guidance for school districts and school officials. Through her litigation experience, she has gleaned a detailed knowledge of the various civil rights statutes imposing substantive obligations on school districts, including the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Ms. Parsons uses this knowledge to guide her school clients toward a sound approach as they serve their students. She is also knowledgeable of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and provides ongoing consultation to her clients to ensure that the request for and production of student records is done in a compliant manner. Ms. Parsons is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, Kentucky School Board Attorneys Association, Defense Research Institute, Kentucky Defense Council, and the National School Board Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Louisville and her J.D. degree, with honors, from Brandeis School of Law-University of Louisville.
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