Springhill Suites Fishkill
500 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
Course book included with all formats
Get Practical Legal Guidance for Your Toughest Special Education Compliance Issues
No matter their background, educating students is challenging. Schools need to navigate a maze of federal and state laws while addressing the complex needs of each student. Knowing how to tackle these problems is crucial to securing the success of your district and ensuring students reach their full potential. In this program, seasoned school law attorneys will provide you with solutions for your toughest special education legal issues. From child find to IEPs to discipline and more, get the knowledge and skills you need to embrace challenges and avoid costly legal mistakes. Register today!
This advanced level seminar on special education law is for:
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of NBI, Inc. that this activity qualifies for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0.0 hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.
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. This live format program is appropriate for 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, attendee will be able to: 1. Identify one recent case and summarize the court's findings. 2. Describe how to properly handle requests for IEEs. 3. Explain how far teachers can deviate from Section 504 plans. 4. Describe what "FAPE" means according to the latest court decisions. 5. Summarize the stay-put provision and how to comply. 6. State common legal problems with IEPs. 7. Explain when use of restraint is appropriate when handling behavioral issues.
New York Professional Development hours available with district approval.
GIULIA FRASCA is an attorney at Barger & Gaines, a law firm representing families in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Michigan in special education law and advocacy, estate planning, guardianship, and general education matters. She focuses her practice on special education, education law and disciplinary matters, special needs planning, Child Protective Service and Association for Children's Services matters, OPWDD appeals, involuntary commitment, and assisted outpatient treatment matters in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ms. Frasca has been successful in litigating against school districts for reimbursement for tuition, compensatory services and appropriate programs for students with special needs when the school districts failed to provide one. She has litigated such matters from the administrative level to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals utilizing both aggressive litigation strategy and effective collaboration with parents and school districts. She has also represented children with special needs in disciplinary and bullying matters, in special needs planning, and in matters against the Association for Children's Services in NYC and Child Protective Services in Westchester. Ms. Frasca received her B.A. degree from Fordham University and her J.D. degree from CUNY School of Law at Queens College. After graduating from law school, she attended Pace Law School where she obtained an LL.M. degree in environmental law and a certificate in real estate and land use. Ms. Frasca is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She is admitted to the U.S. District courts for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
DAVID H. STRONG is an attorney with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. His legal practice focuses primarily on education law. Mr. Strong has represented clients in special education impartial hearings and appeals, as well as matters involving tax certiorari claims, public works contracts, student discipline, employment discrimination, and other litigation matters. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York; the state of Connecticut; and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern districts of New York. Mr. Strong earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law.
ROBERT M. TUDISCO is an attorney with Barger & Gaines. He is a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker, and non-profit management consultant in addition to being an attorney diagnosed with ADHD. Currently committed to end the stigma associated with ADHD, Mr. Tudisco is spearheading CHADD’s “one of 15 million” campaign. He is the former executive director of the Edge Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides specialized coaching for students with ADHD and Executive Functioning Impairment; past member of the National Board of Directors of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), and former vice president of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). Mr. Tudisco writes extensively on special education law and disability advocacy. He has been published in ATTENTION® Magazine and was a legal columnist for ADDitude Magazine. Mr. Tudisco received his Juris Doctor at Fordham University School of Law in 1989. He served four years as assistant district attorney in Bronx County, New York. For the last 25 years, Mr. Tudisco has specialized in the areas of education law, disability advocacy and criminal law.
MARION M. WALSH is a partner with the law firm of Littman Krooks LLP, where she leads the firm's special education practice. She has worked in education law for almost 20 years and has been an advocate for children in many capacities. Ms. Walsh particularly works in assisting students with complex mental health challenges locate an appropriate school placement and services and transition to college and independence. She is a past president of the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education and served on the board as a trustee for nine years. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Ms. Walsh worked as an attorney for a law firm concentrating in education law, where her practice focused on special education compliance and defense. She also serves as an impartial hearing officer for children with disabilities and is certified by the New York State Education Department. Ms. Walsh frequently presents on special education and general education law. She serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Westchester. 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, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a co-chair of the Lower Hudson Special Education Task Force.
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