Learn How to Accurately Draft Special Education Documents
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Are you accurately drafting IEPs and 504 Plans? Do you know how to correctly prepare evaluations and progress reports that are legally sound? Can you create BIPs and FBAs that are error free? Are you properly documenting Manifestation Determination Reviews and PWNs? These documents, if drafted incorrectly, have the potential to cause many legal issues for schools if they aren't properly prepared and carried out. In this essential guide, experienced attorney faculty will walk you through the most significant special education documents, showing you how to appropriately draft, record and document vital information to avoid liability, track goals and ensure positive learning outcomes for students. Order today!
STEVEN ALIZIO is a special education attorney at The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC. He has extensive and varied experience within the education sector. Prior to law school, Mr. Alizio was a high school mathematics teacher in New York for seven years. Before he established The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, he practiced special education law in the Special Education Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group ("NYLAG"), and later in a New York City-based special education law firm. Mr. Alizio has substantial experience advocating for students and their parents throughout the IEP and hearing processes, and he has worked on a federal class-action lawsuit against a large charter organization and the New York City Department of Education. He has also provided special education training sessions for doctors, social workers, and other personnel throughout New York City. Mr. Alizio is admitted to practice law in New York. He received his M.S.Ed. degree from Hofstra University, and he studied philosophy and politics at The George Washington University and Pembroke College, Oxford University. Mr. Alizio earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
TIMOTHY MAHONEY is a partner in the law firm of Frazer & Feldman, where he practices in the areas of special education matters, including impartial hearings and appeals, and attends Section 504 and CSE meetings, student discipline, and manifestation determination hearings. Mr. Mahoney is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York, as well as the Federal Court in the Eastern and Southern districts of New York. He received his J.D. degree from City University School of Law and his B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
MARION M. WALSH is an attorney with Littman Krooks LLP, where she focuses her practice on special and general education advocacy. Ms. Walsh has worked in education law for more than 15 years and has been an advocate for children in many capacities. She has worked to improve public school districts for all students. She is a past president of the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education (2009-2012) and served on the board as a trustee for nine years. Prior to joining Littman Krooks LLP, Ms. Walsh recently worked as an attorney for a law firm specializing in education law, where her practice focused on special education compliance and defense. She is a certified impartial hearing officer for children with disabilities by the New York State Education Department. Ms. Walsh has written three books: What Do I Do When? The Answer Book on the No Child Left Behind Act, The Superintendent’s Guide to Special Education Policies and Procedures, and Student Discipline & School Safety: Administrator’s Guide to Best Practices, Policies & Procedures. She received her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law; and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. Ms. Walsh is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York.
LAURA MATLOW WONG-PAN is a special education attorney at Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC, in Poughkeepsie. She has extensive experience in impartial hearings and appeals, Section 504 and CSE meetings, manifestation determinations, and student disciplinary matters. Prior to forming her current firm, she was a partner in a law firm that represented school districts, where her practice focused on special education and employment law. Her other areas of practice include employment and labor law, nonprofit corporation law, business contracts, and litigation. She is also a certified mediator. Ms. Wong-Pan earned her B.A. degree from Tufts University and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law.