Comply With the Latest Special Education Laws to Avoid Liability
With increasing numbers of students qualifying for special education services, professionals working with students with disabilities 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 disabled student 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 operations.
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 disabled 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 Students With Disabilities
Unraveling the Requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Ensuring Successful Due Process Procedures
Protecting the Rights of Children With Disabilities
Neelanjan Choudhury is a partner with the firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where he focuses his practice in matters concerning student discipline, special education, public works contracts, construction and employment discrimination litigation, tax certiorari litigation and various other areas involving education law. Mr. Choudhury is a member of the New York State and the Duchess County bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
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.
Tracie Smith is the founder of Sydney Smith LLC, where she has more than 25 years of various aspects of law, including special education law. Ms. Smith's focus in law turned to special education when her own son was diagnosed with severe autism. She assists with case assessments, liaising with CPSE, CSE, clinicians, service providers, schools and programs. Ms. Smith also assists with 504s and IEP preps, including attendance at IEPs, preparing for due process hearings and referral of special education attorneys when required. She has assisted various special education law firms in New York City. Ms. Smith earned her B.B.A. degree and is a graduate of Conveyancing Law and Practice through Macquarie University Law School, a SEAT graduate, a notary public and a member of COPAA.
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