Unraveling the Requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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  • 60 minutes

This course, presented by two nationally recognized education attorneys, will provide a comprehensive overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Learn the rights of students with disabilities and how to enforce. For parents, parent attorneys and educational advocates, you will have an understanding of students’ and parents’ rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (the “IDEA”) and what you can do address violations of rights. For schools, learn how to comply with your legal obligations and avoid disputes and claims.

Join this session by expert speaker Hope N. Kirsch & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, where she both will give you the information you need to know about legal protections to special needs students and minimize school exposure to due process complaints. Handle special education issues with confidence - register today!

Session Highlights:

  • History of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Understanding the IDEA and its implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations

  • Understanding parents and student rights

  • Concepts of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

  • How to resolve disputes

Why You Should Attend:

Special education legal issues can be confusing for parents and schools alike. This course will walk you through the legal rights of students with disabilities, focusing on procedural safeguards afforded to parents of students with IEPs, legal rights regarding parental participation, least restrictive environment (LRE) / placement issues, and avenues of dispute resolution.

Who Should Attend:

  • School administrators

  • Teachers

  • School law attorneys

  • Special education attorneys

  • Attorneys who practice in the area of disability law

  • Parents

  • Educational advocates

  • Hearing Officers

  • Administrative Law Judges

*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 & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin

Hope N. Kirsch & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin

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.

Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Esq., is a 30+ year litigation attorney whose practice is devoted to education and special education matters on behalf of students and their families. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her law degree from Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) University. Lori began advocating for special needs students when her own son, now 22 years old, was found eligible for special education when he was in Kindergarten. Lori is regularly involved in eligibility and IEP meetings, MDRs, disciplinary due process hearings, OCR, IDEA Due Process, and DDD appeals. She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in NY, NJ and AZ, and the 9th Circuit, and is AV-rated (5.0 out of 5.0).

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