Audio CD + Course Book

Kansas Special Education Law

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

February, 2018

Product ID#:

78290CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KS CLE - 6.00
From Event: Kansas Special Education Law, held February 2018.

Program Description

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!

Course Content

  1. Establishing the Framework of Special Education Law
  2. Section 504 Plan Documentation: What You Need to Know
  3. Unraveling the Requirements of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  4. Successfully Handling Disciplinary Actions for Special Needs Students
  5. Ensuring Successful Due Process Procedures
  6. Protecting the Rights of Children With Special Needs

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 KS - Credit Approval Expiration 02/12/2019


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. ESTABLISHING THE FRAMEWORK OF SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
    9:00 - 9:30, Dr. Neil Friesland
    1. Overview of Laws That Govern Special Education
    2. Summary of Recent Developments in Special Education Law
    3. Relevant Case Law
  2. SECTION 504 PLAN DOCUMENTATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
    9:30 - 10:30, Samara Klein
    1. Review of Section 504
    2. Determining When an Evaluation is Necessary
    3. Information Required to Document a Disability
    4. Americans With Disabilities Act and 504 Plan Eligibility
    5. Proper Notice of Evaluation and Placement
    6. 504 Plan Do's and Don'ts: With Examples
  3. UNRAVELING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)
    10:45 - 12:15, Dr. Neil Friesland
    1. What are Early Intervention Programs?
    2. Defining State and Local Eligibility for Services
    3. Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
    4. Conducting Evaluations and Re-Evaluations of Students With Special Needs
    5. The Role of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the IEP Team
    6. Availability of Personnel Who Know How to Meet the Needs of Disabled Students
    7. Specific Issues About Exceptional Needs Children Enrolled in Private Schools
    8. How, When, and Why Reauthorization Occurs
  4. SUCCESSFULLY HANDLING DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
    1:15 - 2:15, Samara Klein
    1. Providing Services During Disciplinary Removal
    2. Defining Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs)
    3. What are Behavioral Intervention Plans?
    4. How Manifestation Determination Reviews Apply
    5. Protections for Children Not Yet Eligible for Special Education and Related Services
    6. Changes in Placement
      1. Suspensions and the Ten-Day Rule
      2. Legal Rules Governing Removal or Expulsion
      3. Interim Alternative Educational Settings
    7. Other Available Remedies
    8. "Stay Put" Placement During Pendency of Due Process
    9. Expedited Due Process Hearings
  5. ENSURING SUCCESSFUL DUE PROCESS PROCEDURES
    2:15 - 3:15, Dr. Neil Friesland
    1. Actions to Take Upon Receipt of Request for Impartial Hearing
    2. Complying With Notice Requirements
    3. Examining Essential Timing Issues
    4. Providing for the Option of Mediation
    5. How to Prepare for a Due Process Hearing
    6. Crucial Elements in an Impartial Due Process Hearing
    7. When De Novo Reviews Apply
    8. Effective Ways to Avoid Due Process Litigation
  6. PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
    3:30 - 4:30, Dr. Neil Friesland
    1. Promoting Parent Awareness of Legal Rights and Recourse for Their Child
    2. Understanding Placement Issues
      1. Least Restrictive Environment and Inclusion
      2. Requirements for Unilateral Placements by Parents Seeking Public Payment
      3. Compensatory Education
    3. Preventing Disability Bullying and Harassment in the Schools
    4. Protecting Confidentiality of Information
    5. Special Education Damages Liability (Including Section 1983 Liability)
    6. Using the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to Ensure Compliance

DR. NEIL FRIESLAND has been a science teacher in the public school system and currently he is a professor of special education at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Additionally, Dr. Friesland was the director of student academic supports and services at MidAmerica Nazarene University. He holds a doctor of special education from the University of Kansas and has a Kansas teaching license in mental retardation. His research interests lie in the area of post-secondary education for students with developmental disabilities.

SAMARA KLEIN is owner of The Klein Law Firm. She has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney, leader and advocate in the nonprofit community. Ms. Klein has advocated for individuals with disabilities throughout Missouri, in the metro Kansas City area, and in the United States. She has fought for and secured services for children in special education cases under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and served as an administrative hearing officer for four years for the state of Missouri in special education cases. As the executive director and co-founder of a nonprofit organization advocating for health care benefits for children with special needs, Ms. Klein has acquired extensive knowledge of the healthcare system. She served for 11 years as the co-founder and executive director of Reach for Kids, also known as Children's Benefits Services for Families. Ms. Klein is admitted to practice in Missouri and before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Kansas Law School.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

KS CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
02/12/2019
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6.0 hours of prerecorded format continuing legal education credit, which includes 0.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit. No more than 6.0 hours of prerecorded format CLE may be earned in one compliance period.


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