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Clive, IA 50325
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Comply With the Latest Special Education Laws to Avoid Liability
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. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed specifically for professionals who work with children with special needs in a school setting. Those who should attend include:
Presenter: Thomas A. Mayes in Sioux City and Clive
"Iowa Special Education Law" is an accredited program under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide a maximum of 6.0 hours of regular credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule, including 0.0 hour of ethics credit.
NBI, Inc. is an accredited CLE sponsor in the state of Nebraska. This activity has been approved for 6.0 CLE credits, including 0.0 hour of professional responsibility credit.
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. Recall two laws that shape special education requirements. 2. List three pieces of information that are required to be documented for a disability. 3. Restate the role of the Individualized Education Program. 4. Describe the Functional Behavior Assessment process. 5. State three actions to take upon receipt of a request for impartial hearing. 6. Define the term "least restrictive environment."
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.
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