Strengthen Your School's IEP and 504 Plan Process and Protect Student Rights
IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. They also have the potential to cause legal issues for schools if they aren't properly planned and carried out. Join our experienced faculty for this comprehensive overview of legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school's IEP and 504 plan process. Register today!
Ensure students get the tools they need to succeed by properly determining if they are eligible for an IEP or a 504 plan.
Implement legally appropriate 504 plans that ensure a level playing field for eligible students.
Conduct IEP meetings that include all the necessary players, and know what to do if someone is unable to attend.
Handle situations where an IEP just isn't working and modifications are immediately needed.
Create behavioral intervention plans that properly take into account the information contained in functional behavior assessments.
Properly protect the legal rights of students with IEPs and 504 plans in situations where discipline codes are broken.
IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws
Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field
The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues
Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Ensuring Best Practices
Discipline and Expulsion Essentials Under IDEA and Section 504
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.
CONOR C. HORAN is an attorney with the firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where he focuses his legal practice on education, special education and labor law. Mr. Horan represents school district clients in matters before the Commissioner of Education and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, as well as impartial hearings and superintendent’s hearings. He provides counsel to clients on various issues including student discipline, student residency, discrimination, immunization requirements and teacher tenure. He also represents village and town boards, as well as boards of education in various labor negotiations. Mr. Horan received his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University and his J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law.
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.
DANIEL PETIGROW is a partner with the law firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to education, special education, and labor and employment law. He has represented school district clients in various matters before the Commissioner of Education, state and federal courts, involving matters such as special education, student residency, boundary disputes and construction matters. Mr. Petigrow has taught as an adjunct professor of education law at Fordham University. He has also presented at numerous seminars and workshops focusing on a variety of legal issues affecting public education. Mr. Petigrow also represents educational clients in real estate and construction litigation, as well as tax certiorari matters. He earned his B.A. degree from Brandeis University and his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.
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