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Canonsburg, PA 15317
Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
Course book included with all formats
Gain a Legal Overview of Complex Discipline Issues That Affect Students with Behavioral Issues
Although no educator enjoys it, disciplining students is a common part of any school day and can create complicated legal dilemmas for any school. Moreover, disciplining students whose misbehavior is a manifestation of their disabilities is also all too common, requiring a great deal of patience in addition to creating a whole other series of tricky legal issues. These situations require copious amounts of documentation, and this documentation has to be legally sound. Are you up to date on the latest rules and standards? Learn techniques that you can use to avoid discipline problems and to ensure that your school stays legally compliant when they happen. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for school administrators, teachers, principals and vice principals, counselors, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, special education program specialists, attorneys, and paralegals.
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
including - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 0.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 6.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE 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, attendees should be able to: 1. State what the IDEA says about student discipline. 2. Demonstrate what response strategies are legally appropriate for certain disruptive behaviors. 3. Demonstrate when a functional behavior assessment is necessary. 4. Describe the key elements of a legally substantive IEP. 5. Describe how to legally suspend and expel students with behavioral issues under IDEA. 6. Recall what the legal implications of the bullying of special needs students are under various federal laws. 7. Describe a school-wide discipline plan that avoids problems before they occur.
PA CPE hours verification available with prior district approval.
ERIC J. BIENIEK, PHD, BCBA-D, is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bieniek is also a licensed behavior specialist in the state of Pennsylvania (LBS) and a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). He has a range of educational, clinical and supervisory experiences supporting the needs of learners having autism spectrum disorders and similar neurological, behavioral and emotional disorders across the lifespan in public and private educational settings, as well as residential, community and vocational programs. Dr. Bieniek has also served as a curriculum developer for higher education and program developer for vocational and community programs for transition age learners. He also serves as an independent evaluator and expert witness supporting families of children involved in due process disputes. Finally, Dr. Bieniek has presented at a variety of professional conferences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and is an author, with his most recent peer-reviewed publications being in The 2019 and 2020 American Association for Employment in Education Handbooks, as well as a chapter in Contemporary Issues in Special Education, 1st edition. Dr. Bieniek earned his Ph.D. degree in instructional management and leadership from Robert Morris University in 2011, his graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Pennsylvania State University in 2003, his M.Ed. degree in educational psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and his B.A. degree in psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999.
HEATHER BUNGARD is the director of pupil services at the Gateway School District. Ms. Bungard has worked in both public and private school settings. She was a regular education teacher, special education teacher and special education coordinator. Ms. Bungard has presented at local National Business Institute conferences for the past four years and was also a presenter at the Exceptional Children Conference. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and earned two M.S. degrees from Duquesne University.
KRISHA A. DIMASCIO is an attorney with Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, where she practices in the area of special education law. Ms. DiMascio is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division) and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. Ms. DiMascio earned her B.A. degree from Duquesne University and her J.D. degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.
CHRISTOPHER ELNICKI is a partner with Steele Schneider, where he focuses his practice on education law, where he advocates for the rights of children. Mr. Elnicki's cases frequently incorporate constitutional law and special education issues. He also practices in the areas of school district representation and municipal law. Mr. Elnicki is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Elnicki earned his B.A. degree from Allegheny College and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law.
RICHARD GLOSSER is director of pupil personnel at Mars Area School District, where he is responsible for overseeing the nursing, psychological services, and guidance programs at their school; overseeing the MTSS process; supervision of nurses, school psychologists, school counselors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physical therapists; facilitating in-school outpatient therapy services; Cyber Academy coordinator; and providing support to special education initiatives. Dr. Glosser is an adjunct instructor at Westmoreland County Community College. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Pupil Service Administrators (PAPSA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Glosser earned his B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.E. degree with a specialization in early intervention from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.S. degree in educational school psychology from Duquesne University, and his Ed.D. degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
ANNEMARIE K. HARR is an attorney with Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC, where her practice of education law is focused on special education and student services. Ms. Harr has experience assisting in creating and presenting professional development trainings in various school districts; in assisting school district clients in preparing for due process hearings, including exhibit and witness preparation and representation at informal hearings; and in assisting clients with providing access to public documents in accordance with the Right to Know Law, including requests made in conjunction with complex litigation. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Harr is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Association of Municipal and School Solicitors. She earned her B.A. degree from St. John's University, her M.A. degree from St. John's University, and her J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law.
REBECCA HEATON HALL is the director of legal consulting at PREVAIL Educational Solutions and a school solicitor at Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC. Ms. Heaton Hall promotes social and emotional learning and sound structures for preventative behavior supports in schools. Her work with schools focuses on legally sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches that can be sustained over time to advance positive outcomes for students, teachers, and school administrators. Ms. Heaton Hall's advocacy efforts have been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. While her current focus is assisting schools, she has a diverse background and extensive experience working directly with children and parents. Ms. Heaton Hall has served as a guardian ad litem or legal counsel to approximately 2,000 children with complex needs and has served as a surrogate parent to numerous special education students. For her work in special education matters, she is a past recipient of the Achieva Excellence in Advocacy Award and an honoree for the Leading Education and Advocacy for Families Award. Ms. Heaton Hall and Jessica Dirsmith have lectured and written extensively on their vision of comprehensive social, emotional, and behavioral supports for children. She earned her B.S. degree, cum laude, from West Liberty State University and her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
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