Disciplining students can create a mess of legal issues. Disciplining students with special needs can get even messier. Our seasoned legal faculty will show you which response strategies are legally sound, and which will land you in hot water. Put an end to disruptive behavior without creating ammunition for a lawsuit - register today!
Determine when different types of discipline are (and are not) appropriate.
Learn how to evaluate if the misbehavior is a manifestation of a student's disability.
Discover how to conduct FBAs and design BIPs to address a student's behavioral issues.
Understand schools' legal obligations when students with disabilities are being bullied.
This course is part of the Special Education Law in Arizona series.
Continuing Legal Education AZ CLE
- 2.00Approval Exp. 5/21/2023
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 2.0 hours toward your annual CLE Interactive CLE requirement for the State of Arizona, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility Interactive CLE credit.
HOPE N. KIRSCH, M.A. (Ed.), Esq., is a licensed special education teacher and 25+ year litigation attorney. Her law practice is devoted to representing students throughout Arizona, pre-school through higher education, with a focus on special education and discipline. She represents and advises clients regarding evaluations, IEPs, 504s, disciplinary hearings, IDEA Due Process hearings, OCR, appeals, and bullying. Ms. Kirsch was a special education teacher and special education coordinator in the New York City public schools for 18 years, where she worked with the most challenging populations and supervised and trained teachers in teaching strategies, curriculum development, IEPs, and behavior management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Boston University (cum laude), a Master’s degree in special education from NYU, 30+ post-graduate credits in educational supervision and administration, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Kirsch is admitted to the state and federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, and Arizona; and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a frequent speaker nationally and locally on education law; regularly trains mental health professionals, advocates, attorneys, and parents in educational advocacy; and consults to attorneys in other states. Ms. Kirsch also serves as a judge pro tem for the Superior Court of Arizona.
LORI KIRSCH-GOODWIN is a founding member and partner with the special education law firm, Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, which has been recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal as the top specialty law firm in special education. She is a 33-year trial attorney who devotes her practice to special education. Ms. Kirsch-Goodwin is the mother of an adult son on the autism spectrum who also has cerebral palsy. She began her practice in special education law as she began navigating her son's issues through the school system. She handles IEP, 504, identification, evaluation, and discipline matters. Additionally, she handles DDD appeals. She prevailed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a location issue case. Ms. Kirsch-Goodwin earned her B.A. degree from Syracuse University and her J.D. degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law.
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