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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!
This basic-to-intermediate level program on creating legally compliant IEPs and 504 plans is for:
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 hours, of which 0.0 hour will apply to legal ethics. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Identify when a student is eligible for a 504 plan, but not for an IEP. 2. Describe two 504 plan red flags. 3. Identify what to do if parents refuse to attend an IEP meeting. 4. Describe how to modify an IEP. 5. Identify who should be involved in the FBA process.
M. LYNN HANSEN is a sole practitioner at the Law Office of M. Lynn Hansen, a full-service special education law firm. She focuses exclusively on the legal rights and needs of special education students and their families throughout five counties surrounding the Bay Area: Alameda, San Francisco, Sonoma, Solano, and Contra Costa. Ms. Hansen handles matters related to student assessment, programming, educational placement, discipline, and expulsion. She helps students and parents navigate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including IDEA eligibility; individual education plans (IEPs), independent educational evaluations (IEE), manifestation determination; 504 meetings; due process hearings; and mediations and settlements. Ms. Hansen gained extensive knowledge in special education law as an administrative law judge/mediator for the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and its predecessor, the Special Education Hearing Office (SEHO). She is a financial supporter of Disability Rights in Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), which is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. Ms. Hansen is licensed to practice in all courts in the state of California. She received her bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno and her J.D. degree from San Francisco Law School.
KARA PIERCE is a multi-credentialed educator and Nationally Certificated Educational Advocate at Resources and Educational Advocacy For Classroom Help. Ms. Pierce's practice includes developing IEPs, 504 Plans, BIPs, assisting with supported decision making, manifestation determinations, grievances, curriculum writing, and working to create enduring school and community partnerships that support unique student outcomes. Ms. Pierce's experience includes General Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, and Intervention; all with a diversified student population throughout the Central Valley. Ms. Pierce brings a plethora of academic and professional expertise including a Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential; Administrative Services Certificate; Supplemental Authorizations in English, Health Science, and Music; NCLB qualifications in Language Arts, Self-Contained K-8, Science, Math, Music, and all of the Social Sciences; an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts; M.A. in Management; and post-graduate work in Education, RSP and Organizational Behaviors. Ms. Pierce also possesses a SDAIE Certification; Certificate of Mediation; is an active member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.). Ms. Pierce currently serves as an Educational SME and Member-at-Large for the ValleyPBS Community Advisory Board.December 19 - Bakersfield
MICHELLE A. BECKER is a sole practitioner with an office in Pasadena, where she represents families in special education law and immigration law. Her special education practice includes ensuring children have the proper assessments and educational programs or behavior support plans; providing counsel if children faces suspension or expulsion; filing a compliance complaint; and requesting and attending due process hearings. Ms. Becker also provides pro bono services to the Los Angeles County Children's Court as a court appointed 317(e) attorney, as well as the Alliance for Children's Rights and CASA, Los Angeles, both of which are child advocacy groups dedicated to serving the foster children and youth in Los Angeles County. She is a proud member of Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. Ms. Becker earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine and her Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School.
YUN HEE KIM is an attorney at the Law Office of Yun Hee Kim, where she focuses on special education law. She is admitted in California. Ms. Kim was previously a special education attorney at Hope 4 Families. She received her B.A. degree from ULCA and her J.D. degree from ULCA School of Law.
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