Comply With the Latest Special Education Laws to Avoid Liability
With increasing numbers of students qualifying for special education services, professionals working with special needs children know that an understanding of special education law is crucial. You need to know the law in order to deal with complex questions that arise on a regular basis. Who pays when a special needs child is placed in private schooling at the parents' election? How can a school create the least restrictive environment and promote inclusion to the best interests of all students? It can be costly if you don't know. Register today!
Strengthen your knowledge of how recent special education legislation affects school policies and operation.
Learn what to do and what not to do in 504 plans.
Evaluate the legal protection offered by the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Successfully handle disciplinary actions for students with disabilities.
Explore the role of manifestation determination reviews in disciplinary actions.
Understand the rights of special needs students so you can avoid inadvertent illegal actions that may lead to a lawsuit.
Establishing the Framework of Special Education Law
Section 504 Plan Documentation: What You Need to Know
Successfully Handling Disciplinary Actions for Special Needs Students
Unraveling the Requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Ensuring Successful Due Process Procedures
Protecting the Rights of Children with Special Needs
JACOB S. FELDMAN is a founding partner with Frazer & Feldman, LLP. Mr. Feldman has handled the defense of public school districts in major federal and state litigation involving civil rights, age, race, disability and sexual discrimination matters, sexual harassment complaints, and special education matters. He has handled the successful defense of dozens of impartial hearings and appeals to the SRO and federal courts on behalf of school districts. Mr. Feldman is a frequent speaker in various special education law programs. He is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York. Since 1987, he has served public school districts as general counsel. Mr. Feldman earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn College and his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School.
TARA L. MOFFETT is a partner with Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC, where she concentrates her practice in the area of education law with a focus on special education. She is experienced in the field of special education, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Ms. Moffett’s practice includes consultation, negotiation, mediation, litigation, and appellate work in state administrative proceedings and federal court. She provides guidance and training to school districts on general education matters such as confidentiality of student records, residency issues, bullying, and discipline. Ms. Moffett is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and in the state of New York. She is an adjunct professor with Empire State College teaching business law and employment law. Ms. Moffett has also been named to the Executive Board for the New York Capital Region Special Education Task Force. She is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University.
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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