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Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
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Your Guide to Special Education Laws Educators Need to Know
Special education laws present education professionals with a tangled web of requirements to navigate, with each step fraught with potential problems for the school and the student. Determining eligibility for services, conducting student discipline, and addressing bullying and harassment require a firm grasp of the respective legal obligations due to students with special needs. This program will equip you with the tools you need to provide essential services to your students. Our expert attorney faculty will clarify the most pressing areas of concern and bring you up to speed with the latest legal developments. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar on special education law is for:
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of NBI, Inc. that this activity qualifies for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0.0 hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.
including - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
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, attendee will be able to: 1. Briefly summarize the Endrew F. ruling and what it means for schools. 2. Identify who should be included in distributions of the Section 504 plan. 3. Give an example of an IEP goal that would not be legally defensible. 4. State an example of a mental health issue that would qualify as a disability. 5. Identify two parties that must be involved in a Functional Behavior Assessment. 6. State when parents may request a due process hearing. 7. Describe circumstances under which bullying can lead to denial of FAPE.
ELIZABETH K. ADAMS is the principal attorney at The Adams Law Firm, P.C., in Glastonbury. Ms. Adams regularly represents students and their parents to prevent and address bullying, hazing and other forms of violence and abuse within schools and other institutions. In addition to advising schools, she has handled numerous civil lawsuits in state and federal court to remedy the effects of such abuse. The Adams Law Firm, P.C., is dedicated to ensuring compliance with relevant laws and policies that allow children and young adults to focus on their academic, emotional and social growth in a safe and non-threatening environment. Ms. Adams is admitted to the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York State bars; and is a member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
DANA A. JONSON is a civil rights attorney in private practice in Connecticut. Her firm, The Law Offices of Dana A. Jonson, LLC, has exclusively represented the civil rights of children with disabilities through the special education process for 15 years. Ms. Jonson represents families from early in the process at PPT meetings through mediation, due process, and litigation in state or federal court if necessary. She offers seminars and workshops locally and nationally to parents regarding their rights and navigating the complex special education process. In addition, she offers seminars and workshops to school district personnel on how they can best meet their obligations. Prior to law school, Ms. Jonson was a special education teacher and administrator in Boston. She is a graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, where she held internships at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights; and Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP, a law firm that represents children with disabilities through the special education process in Massachusetts. Ms. Jonson also holds a Master of Science degree in education from Simmons College, with a focus on intensive special needs, and a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Fairfield University. She is currently admitted to the Connecticut state and Federal bar.
KYLE A. McCLAIN is an attorney at Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C., where his practice concentrates on labor, employment, and education law. A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to education law, advising boards of education and their superintendents, and other administrators on both traditional labor and employment law issues within the school context, as well education-specific topics like student conduct and discipline, including expulsion hearings, school accommodations matters such as residency determinations, student records, teacher discipline, tenure, and termination, compliance with state and federal education laws, special education matters under the IDEA and Section 504, and board and district policy and governance. As part of his public and private practices, Mr. McClain represents businesses, municipalities, and boards of educations before state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings. Such proceedings include special education due process hearings held before independent hearing officers, as well as state agency proceedings like those before the Freedom of Information Commission, State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, State Board of Labor Relations, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Employment Security Appeals Division, and Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. McClain is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Council of School Attorneys, the Hartford County Bar Association, and the Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs. He received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
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