Audio CD + Course Book

IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78395CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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Continuing education credit
is not available on this program.


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From Event: IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, held February 2018.

Program Description

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. Get a comprehensive overview of legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans from our experienced faculty. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school's IEP and 504 plan process. Order today!

Course Content

  1. IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws
  2. Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field
  3. The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues
  4. Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs
  5. Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Ensuring Best Practices
  6. Discipline and Expulsion Essentials Under IDEA and Section 504

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. IDEA or Section 504? Determining Eligibility Under Both Laws
    9:00 - 10:00, David A. Harley
    1. Section 504
      1. What is a Disability Under Section 504?
      2. Major Life Activities: What do They Encompass?
      3. Substantial Limitations: What is the Bar?
      4. Impairment Determinations: What Can and Can't be Considered?
    2. The IDEA
      1. Eligibility Categories
      2. ADHD and Other Difficult-to-Place Disabilities
      3. Required Need for Specially-Designed Instruction
      4. Best Practices for Determining Eligibility
      5. IDEA-Eligible Students with Additional Medical Needs
    3. Handling Disputes with Parents Over Eligibility
  2. Developing and Implementing 504 Plans: Ensuring a Level Playing Field
    10:15 - 11:15, Brian Denny
    1. Eligibility: What Should be Considered
    2. What Accommodations Should and Should not do
    3. 504 Accommodations vs. Specially Designed Instruction (and Why it Matters)
    4. Distribution of 504 Plans
    5. Avoiding Modifications
    6. Reviews and Re-Evaluations
    7. 504 Plan Red Flags to Avoid
  3. The IEP Development Process: Handling Difficult Issues
    11:15 - 12:15, Laura B. Holland Ph.D
    1. IDEA Evaluation Report Essentials
    2. The IEP Meeting: What if Parents Refuse to Come?
    3. Third Party Participation at IEP Meetings: Outside Agencies, Invited Guests etc.
    4. Avoiding Predetermination on IEPs
    5. Parent Recording of IEP Meetings: Can Schools Prohibit it?
    6. Ensuring the IEP Team Has all Necessary Members
    7. Creating Measureable IEP Goals and Progress Requirements
    8. Creating a Prudent Paper Trail
  4. Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs
    1:15 - 2:15, Laura B. Holland Ph.D
    1. Who Should Receive a Copy? What Form Should it be?
    2. Teacher Training: Necessary Requirements to Ensure Successful Implementation
    3. Progress Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting
    4. What to do When IEPs Aren't Working
    5. Mid-Year Revisions
      1. Who Can Make Them?
      2. When Should They be Made?
  5. Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Ensuring Best Practices
    2:30 - 3:30, Lauren M. Stalcup
    1. What IDEA Says About FBAs and BIPs
    2. Who Should be Involved in the Process?
    3. Meeting Key Evaluation Requirements
    4. How to Use the Information
    5. BIPs and Their Relation to IEPs
    6. Creating BIPs That are Useful for Staff
    7. Crisis Components and BIPs
    8. Behavior Plans and Section 504
    9. Handling Disagreements with Parents
  6. Discipline and Expulsion Essentials Under IDEA and Section 504
    3:30 - 4:30, Lauren M. Stalcup
    1. Providing Services During Disciplinary Removal
    2. How Manifestation Determination Reviews Apply
    3. Protections for Children Not Yet Eligible for Special Education and Related Services
    4. Changes in Placement
      1. Suspensions and the Ten-Day Rule
      2. Legal Rules Governing Removal or Expulsion
      3. Interim Alternative Educational Settings
    5. Other Available Remedies
    6. Multiple Suspensions and Denial of Free Appropriate Education

BRIAN DENNY the director of special needs and GT services for grades 3-6; and provides 504 plans, medical homebound and homebased services for the Florence School District One. He is a certified level II school psychologist. Mr. Denny earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in school psychology from Francis Marion University.

DAVID A. HARLEY is the sole practitioner at Harley Law, LLC, after 15 years of representing school districts in the Midwest. Harley Law, LLC, and Mr. Harley represent parents, teachers and administrators in the areas of education, special education, employment, and administrative law. Prior to moving back to South Carolina, Mr. Harley worked at a boutique education and employment law firm in Chicago representing more than 250 school boards and municipalities in the mid-west in all areas of the law and at a large national firm as of counsel, heading up their special education department. He also served as general counsel for eight years at the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL), the largest special education cooperative in Illinois, comprised of 36 school districts (at that time). Mr. Harley is admitted to practice in South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as several federal courts. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar. Mr. Harley earned his B.A. degree from Furman University and his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. Immediately after law school, and prior to moving to Chicago, Mr. Harley clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Cameron McGowan Currie in Florence, South Carolina.

LAURA B. HOLLAND PH.D. is the executive director of special services with York School District #2 (Clover), where she is responsible for programing and compliance for the IDEA and 504 plans in the school district. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (C.E.C.), and she is part of C.E.C's division of Council for Administrators of Special Education (C.A.S.E.). Dr. Holland earned her B.S. degree from Winthrop University, her Ed.S. degree from Winthrop University, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina.

LAUREN M. STALCUP is an attorney with Condon Family Law, where she is a child and family advocate. Her practice allows her to combine her background in special education and the law. Although now an attorney, Ms. Stalcup will always consider herself an educator. She started her career as a special education instructor, having taught multiple grade levels. Ms. Stalcup has taught in public and private schools, in urban, rural and suburban areas, and has taught students ranging from the severely disabled to the unimaginably gifted. In addition, she has trained teachers across the country in the areas of movement and learning, the differences in educational development in boys and girls, and incorporating individualized instruction, differentiated instruction and inclusive practices into their classrooms. Ms. Stalcup earned her B.A. degree from The College of William & Mary and her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Law.

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