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With increasing numbers of students qualifying for special education services, professionals working with special needs children 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 special needs child 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. Order today!
Presenter: Thomas A. Mayes in Sioux City and Clive
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THOMAS A. MAYES is the attorney for the Iowa Department of Education's Division of Learning and Results, where he advises the department on special education law and policy and provides information on special education law to Iowa parents and educators. Before joining the department, he was staff attorney for the Iowa Court of Appeals, a staff attorney in Iowa Legal Aid's Waterloo office, and law clerk to Justice James H. Carter of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Mr. Mayes is licensed to practice in Iowa courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member and former president of the National Council of State Education Attorneys and was appointed by Chief Justice Marsha Ternus to the state's Children's Justice State Council. He is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children and is a certified Child Welfare Law specialist. Mr. Mayes earned his bachelor's degree from Baylor University, his law degree, with highest distinction, from The University of Iowa College of Law, and a master's degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University.