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Unravel the Complexities of Special Education Laws
The laws governing special education interact in confusing and sometimes contradictory ways, yet it is crucial that schools have a firm understanding of them in order to protect the rights of students and avoid legal difficulties. This comprehensive, two-day seminar lays out all the essential requirements surrounding IEP development, discipline procedures, due process hearing requirements and more. Let our experienced faculty highlight the mistakes other schools have made, so you can ensure your school properly delivers legally appropriate special education services that help students succeed - register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for professionals who work with special needs students in educational settings. Those who should attend include:
Approved for 12.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education credit, which includes 12.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 0.0 hour of ethics.
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 1.20 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. Distinguish between IDEA and Section 504 definitions of FAPE. 2. State when bullying can be a denial of FAPE. 3. Identify the key differences between an IEP and a Section 504 plan. 4. State the procedures for amending an IEP. 5. Describe two factors that cannot be used in placement decisions. 6. State who should be involved in developing an FBA. 7. Identify what services schools must provide during disciplinary removal. 8. Describe the proper timeline for a manifestation determination review. 9. Identify a legally appropriate method to destroy educational records. 10. Describe how to appeal a due process hearing decision.
BRIDGET BOURGETTE SHAW is the owner and managing partner with Shaw Law Group, PLLC, where she practices in the areas of education law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, real estate law, foreclosure and alternatives, and landlord/tenant. Ms. Shaw earned her B.S. degree from Santa Clara University and her J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
JENNY M. COCHRANE is the owner at the Law Office of Jenny M. Cochrane, where she represents clients in both transactional legal matters and litigious matters in estate planning, family law, consumer protection, bankruptcy, Social Security, disability, and special education law. She is a mother of a 16-year-old boy who has autism, as well as a solo practitioner of law licensed both in Washington state and British Columbia. As a lawyer, Ms. Cochrane seeks to improve the lot of folks impacted by disabilities, whether through special education, employment discrimination, denial of government benefits, or special needs trusts and guardianships. In addition to this work, she works in varied areas of civil and criminal litigation, as well as some transactional work. Ms. Cochrane also has done extensive work in Canada representing First Nations (the Native Americans of Canada) in residential school abuse claims, which she is hoping to bring to the U.S. in representation of Native Americans similarly impacted. Ms. Cochrane is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law.
SUSAN GRAY works as the associate program director for the master's in teaching program at City University of Seattle. She teaches a variety of topics in special education, behavior analysis, lesson design, human growth/development, and social justice in schools. Ms. Gray is a former special education teacher with specializations in emotional and behavioral disabilities, middle-level mathematics, and secondary biology. Before joining the CityU team, she taught for eight years in the Renton School District at Renton Academy, a K-12 therapeutic school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Having taught in a self-contained middle school classroom, Ms. Gray is highly qualified in all academic content areas with extensive experience in teaching literacy, math, social studies, science, and social skills. She is also highly trained in behavior analysis and management, crisis intervention, and verbal de-escalation techniques. She has worked with a variety of mental health issues and disabilities in adults, children, parents, and family systems. Ms. Gray has provided mental health services in clinical settings, in the community, and in homes. Ms. Gray also has a master's in psychology and has experience as a mental health therapist.
DR. NERIA SEBASTIEN is an assistant professor of special education in the College of Education at Seattle University. Dr. Sebastien has a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Concordia University. He also earned a master’s degree in special education from Fordham University and an undergraduate degree in elementary education from The City University of New York’s Brooklyn College. Before joining the teacher education faculty at Seattle University, Dr. Sebastien was an assistant professor of special education, director of online learning, and co-director of the Center for Education Equity and Diversity (CEED) at Walla Walla University. His combined K-12 teaching experience spans 12 years in Saint Lucia, New York City, Hawaii, and Oregon. Dr. Sebastien has coordinated research projects in MTSS, pre-service teacher education, special education, inclusion, and rural schools. He is interested in investigating the best educational outcomes for exceptional learners in K-12 learning environments through effective pre-service teacher education.
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