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Know Special Education Requirements and Procedures to a T
Are you looking for a seminar that spells out schools' obligations and options under special education laws? Do you need a practical guide to FAPE, LRE and due process? This comprehensive course lays out the legal requirements and procedures, and examines the landmines to avoid. Learn from other schools' missteps in applicable case studies, and get compliance tips from experienced attorney faculty on evaluating students, developing IEPs, making placement decisions, handling due process proceedings and managing behavioral issues. It's sure to be a jam-packed day of information you can't afford to miss. 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:
NBI, Inc. is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. This program has been accredited for 7.0 hours of General Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 0.0 ethics 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. Explain the legal definition of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). 2. Describe the student evaluation requirements with which schools need to comply. 3. List at least five necessary components of an effective individualized education program (IEP). 4. List at least two factors that cannot be considered in determining a student's placement. 5. Describe the statute of limitations for filing a due process complaint. 6. List at least three school actions that can be considered discrimination, retaliation or interference with rights. 7. Describe how schools should handle disciplining a student with special needs.
6.0 Colorado Clock Hours of Professional Development credit available.
WM. KELLY DUDE is an attorney with Anderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C. His firm currently provides legal services to numerous school districts in the Pikes Peak region and beyond, as well as the Pikes Peak and Ute Pass BOCES. Mr. Dude has made presentations on a variety of school law topics to CASB legal conferences, school board members at a CASB winter conference, attorneys at continuing legal education seminars, as well as a national audio conference to educators on child abuse reporting issues. He has made presentations to member districts of the Pikes Peak BOCES on teacher dismissal and reduction in force issues, and annually gives a presentation to first-year members of the UCCS Teachers in Residence Program (TIRP). Mr. Dude is a school law instructor through Argosy University for teachers seeking administrative licenses. He is admitted to practice in Colorado and Missouri, and is a member of the Colorado and El Paso County bar associations, Colorado Council of School Board Attorneys, and the National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys. Mr. Dude earned his B.A. and B.J. degrees at the University of Missouri, and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri. (Colorado Springs location)
ELENA J. EISENBERG is an attorney with Education Law Offices, LLC, where she specializes in education cases, discipline matters, and juvenile criminal defense. Ms. Eisenberg advocates for students throughout Colorado concerning their Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans, private placements, mediations, administrative hearings, and federal and state courts, expulsion hearings, threat assessments, and manifestation determinations. Former clients include families with students from preschool through graduate school. Ms. Eisenberg is frequently sought to lecture to attorneys and non-attorneys about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Prior to joining the firm, she represented children in district and county court privately and for the Colorado Public Defender's Office. In addition to helping children and their families, Ms. Eisenberg also represented adults with disabilities and practiced in other areas of complex civil litigation. She is also a former religious school teacher for elementary age children. Appellate cases include: Peter Moreno v. Joseph Cleveland et. al., unpublished; People v. Darin Johnson, 865 P.2d 836 (Colo. 1994); and City of Colorado Springs v. Kathleen Conners, 993 P.2d 1167 (Colo. 2000). Ms. Eisenberg earned her B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law. (Denver location)
KATE GERLAND is an attorney with Education Law Offices, LLC, where she handles both special education and discipline cases, and has special expertise in restraint and seclusion, as well as private placement issues. Ms. Gerland has worked as a Montessori teacher and has also taught law at the college level. She earned her B.A. degree from Stanford University and her J.D. degree from University of Colorado School of Law. (Denver location)
ROBERT P. MONTGOMERY is an attorney with the law firm of Semple, Farrington, Everall, & Case, P.C., in Denver, where his practice is concentrated in the areas of education law, labor and employment, and civil litigation. Mr. Montgomery's education law practice focuses on advising school districts on special education and 504 plans. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Montgomery served as a high school social studies teacher. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and the Council of School Attorneys. (Colorado Springs and Denver locations)
JACK D. ROBINSON is an attorney and co-founder of the law firm Spies, Powers & Robinson, P.C., where his primary practice area is special education law and educational discrimination. Mr. Robinson has been representing the interests of children with disabilities and their parents for over 20 years, and is a frequent lecturer on the application and construction of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. He has represented clients in numerous due process proceedings, civil actions, and appeals. Mr. Robinson is counsel of record for the student and his parents in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, a case in which the United States Supreme Court’s decision in favor of the student greatly expanded the rights of all children with disabilities. Mr. Robinson is the founder of the Colorado Council of Special Education Lawyers and is a former member of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of Colorado and his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Denver College of Law. (Colorado Springs and Denver locations)
JOHN R. STANEK has more than 35 years of experience in public education, including various aspects of public education law and concentrating in law governing students with disabilities in the public schools. Mr. Stanek is currently serving Colorado schools and school districts as special counsel for Anderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C. (“ADL”) in Colorado Springs. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, his master’s degree in school psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, and his law degree from the University of Denver. Prior to his work as special counsel at ADL, in 2017, Mr. Stanek retired as the in-house legal counsel for Cherry Creek School District. Prior to his role as in-house counsel, he was executive director of student achievement services - special education for Cherry Creek School District. Prior to his work in Cherry Creek, Mr. Stanek served as associate in-house legal counsel for Douglas County Schools after first serving Douglas County Schools as a regional director of special education and, earlier, as a school psychologist. He has also taught for more than 20 years as an adjunct professor at the graduate level in school law, special education law, functional behavior assessment and planning, and human learning at the University of Colorado at Denver. (Colorado Springs and Denver locations)
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