Session I – Establishing the Framework of Special Education Law - Krista Martinelli
This topic will survey the framework of special education law and is intended to provide attorneys with an overview and understanding of its structure, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 20 U.S.C. § 1400, et seq., and related federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, including California Education Code Title 2, Div. 4, Pt. 30, Ch. 4, and The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 (Section 504) 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.
The topic will also include a review of COVID-19's impact on legislation and recent guidance from both the California Department of Education (CDE) and the United States Department of Education (US DOE) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The topic will close with an exploration of post-COVID-19 case law and developments relevant to the Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) standard to which students with disabilities are entitled.
• The IDEA
• Section 504
• California Education Code
• Recent CA Ed Code Amendments & US DOE OSERS Guidance to address COVID-19 Education-related challenges and recovery
• ENDREW F FAPE Standard 9th Circuit statement in MC v ANTELOPE Valley and lineage
Session II – Section 504 Implementation; SpEd Plan Development and Education impacts in California in The Covid-19 Era: What You Need to Know - Krista Martinelli
This topic will survey The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 (Section 504) 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq. Entitlement and Eligibility requirements will be reviewed. Development and implementation of an appropriate Section 504 Plan will also be discussed. The topic will close with an exploration of post-COVID-19 impacts on Section 504 Plan implementation.
• Section 504 Survey and Review
• Establishing Entitlement & Eligibility: Diagnoses/Evaluation
• Development and Implementation of an Appropriate Section 504 Plan
• COVID-19 School Concerns and their Impact on 504 Plans
Session III – Unraveling the Requirements of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – Eli R. Economou
Attorneys can expect to learn a broad base of special education advocacy under the IDEA.
• Child Find / Initial Assessment
• IEPs (Present Levels, Goals, Offer of Placement and Service)
• Challenging Assessment and IEP
• Brief due process overview
Session IV– Successfully Handling Disciplinary Actions for Special Needs Students – Eli R. Economou
Attorneys can expect to learn what to look for in terms of disciplinary violations for children qualified to receive special education services, as well as how to effectively challenge disciplinary proceedings.
• Manifestation Determination IEPs / Requirements
• Expulsion Hearings
• Basis of Knowledge
• Interim Alternative Educational Placements
Session V - Representing Children with Special Needs and Their Parents - Richard Ruderman
• Preparing for hearing and litigating due process complaints
• Who is the client? The parents of the student.
• Independent assessments and school observations
• Least restrictive environment and inclusion
Date / Time: March 22, 2022
- 11:00 am – 6:10 pm Eastern
- 10:00 am – 5:10 pm Central
- 9:00 am – 4:10 pm Mountain
- 8:00 am – 3:10 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.
On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.