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.
IDEA, Section 504 and the ADA
Iowa Laws and Rules
Child Find, Evaluations and Eligibility
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) - Lessons From Case Law
Placement Decisions and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Procedural Safeguards: Prior Written Notice (PWN), Stay Put, Due Process, etc.
ELIZABETH A. HEFFERNAN is an attorney at Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., in Des Moines, Iowa. As a member of the firm’s education, employment law and litigation practice groups, she works with education clients on various human resources and other employment law matters, including employee discipline and terminations, employment contracts, drafting and revising employment policies, and investigations related to employment. Ms. Heffernan is a member of the American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree from Buena Vista University, and her J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
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