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ABC’s of Special Education Law

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  • 60 minutes

The Special Education Law is a very large area and is ever-changing in today’s times. It was passed in 1975 and has gone through several adjustments and additions along the way. If you are an individual working in this industry you need to keep yourself check with all the latest additions and their history. 

In this webinar expert speaker Hope N. Kirsch, will discuss the various federal statutes and regulations relating to students with disabilities.

Session Highlights:

  • History of Special Education

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (the “IDEA”)

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitations Act of 1973 

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (the “ADAAA”) of 2008

  • Individualized Education Plans (“IEPs”) versus Section 504 Plans

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar will get you up to speed on all the current laws applicable to students with special needs. Whether you represent schools or students, are a teacher, parent or advocate, you need to know what everyone else in the room knows about the special education law. Every student, teacher and parent who are working in this industry should know these laws to ensure their rights and duties to stay compliant according to law. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Educators (school administrators, teachers)

  • School/education attorneys

  • Parents

  • School Governing Board members 

  • Educational advocates 

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.


Hope N. Kirsch

Hope N. Kirsch

Hope N. Kirsch, M.A.(Ed.), Esq., is a licensed special education teacher and attorney having experience. She practices special education law at Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, representing K-12 and higher education students throughout Arizona in school-related matters including advocacy, Due Process, 504s, OCR, discipline and bullying. Hope was a special education teacher and coordinator in the New York City public schools for 18 years where she worked with the most challenging populations and supervised and trained teachers in teaching strategies, curriculum development, writing IEPs and behavior management.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Boston University, a Master’s degree in special education from NYU, 30+ post-graduate credits in educational supervision and administration, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to the state and federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, Arizona and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Hope was instrumental in the passage of the first legislation in Arizona addressing restraint and seclusion and is currently involved in expanding that legislation. Hope is an AV® Preeminent rated attorney by her peers and judges (5.0 out of 5.0), representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Superior Court of Arizona.

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