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Seminar IEPs and 504 Plans: A Legal Compliance Guide Seminar

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NBI Legal Continuing Education Seminars

IEPs and 504 Plans: A Legal Compliance Guide

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Two Full Days of Essential IEP and 504 Plan Information

IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. They also have the potential to cause legal issues for schools if they aren't properly planned and carried out. Join our experienced faculty for this comprehensive two day workshop on mitigating legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school's IEP and 504 plan processes. Register today!

  • Obtain critical special education legal updates and avoid compliance mistakes.
  • Confidently handle IEP evaluation and eligibility disputes.
  • Ensure your IEP meeting processes and procedures are legally compliant.
  • Create legally defensible IEPs that have clear and measurable goals.
  • Confidently handle difficult 504 plan eligibility situations.
  • Dissect 504 plans and spot critical legal liabilities.
  • Determine when a manifestation determination is and is not required.
  • Understand what services a school must provide special needs students during disciplinary removal.

Agenda

Day One

  1. Special Education Legal Updates
    9:00 - 10:00 Written by Dr. Laura B. Holland. Presented by Wendi Lawson See in Charleston and Dr. Laura B. Holland in Columbia.
    1. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Special Education
    2. Recent Dear Colleague Letters
    3. OSEP Policy Letters
    4. State Law Updates
  2. IEP Evaluations and Eligibility
    10:15 - 11:15 Written by Dr. Laura B. Holland. Presented by Lauren M. Edwards in Charleston and Dr. Laura B. Holland in Columbia.
    1. Child Find Essentials
    2. IDEA Eligibility Categories
    3. Best Practices for Difficult-to-Place Disabilities
    4. Documentation Essentials
    5. Evaluation and Eligibility Disputes: Legal Best Practices
  3. Creating Legally Defensible IEPs: A Step-by-Step Guide
    11:15 - 12:15 Written by Dr. Laura B. Holland. Presented by Lauren M. Edwards in Charleston and Dr. Laura B. Holland in Columbia.
    1. Overview of the Development Process: Who Should be Involved?
    2. Functional Performance and Academic Achievement
    3. Measurable Annual Goals
    4. Special Education Aids and Services
    5. Participation in Mainstream Classrooms
    6. Appropriate Measurable Post-Secondary Goals
    7. Legally Appropriate IEP Modifications
  4. The IEP Meeting Process: Legal Pitfalls to Avoid
    1:15 - 2:15 Written by Dr. Laura B. Holland. Presented by Lauren M. Edwards in Charleston and Dr. Laura B. Holland in Columbia.
  5. IEP Goal Progress Monitoring: Ensuring Legal Compliance
    2:15 - 3:15 Written by Andrea B. Mann. Presented by Lauren M. Edwards in Charleston and Andrea B. Mann in Columbia.
    1. What the IDEA Says About Progress Monitoring
    2. Documenting Progress
    3. Reporting Lack of Progress
  6. Avoiding Common IEP Errors and Mistakes
    3:30 - 4:30 Written by Andrea B. Mann. Presented by Wendi Lawson See in Charleston and Andrea B. Mann in Columbia.
    1. Predetermination on IEPs
    2. IEPs with no Meaningful Educational Benefit
    3. Failure to Document Changes in Placement Decisions
    4. Failure to Properly Include Parents in the Process

Day Two

  1. How the 504 Plan Process Works: Critical Legal Essentials
    9:00 - 9:50 Written by Elizabeth Bridges. Presented by Elizabeth Bridges in Charleston and Andrea B. Mann in Columbia.
  2. 504 Plan Eligibility: What are the Determining Factors?
    9:50 - 10:40 Written by Elizabeth Bridges. Presented by Elizabeth Bridges in Charleston and Andrea B. Mann in Columbia.
    1. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: What it Does and Doesn't Cover
    2. Disability Definition Ambiguities
    3. Documenting the Evaluation Process
    4. Substantial Limitations What is the Bar?
    5. Impairment Determinations: What Can and Cannot be Considered?
    6. IEP, 504 Plan or Both - Unravelling Difficult Eligibility Situations
  3. The Anatomy of an Effective 504 Plan: Overcoming Legal Ambiguities
    10:55 - 11:45 Written by Stephen Hampton. Presented by Stephen Hampton in Charleston and Andrea B. Mann in Columbia.
    1. How to Address Disabilities
    2. Essential Accommodations and Modifications
    3. Placement in Least Restrictive Environment
    4. Red Flags to Avoid
  4. 504 Plan Reviews and Reevaluations: Legal Best Practices
    11:45 - 12:30 Written by Stephen Hampton. Presented by Stephen Hampton in Charleston and Andrea B. Mann in Columbia.
  5. Handling IEP and 504 Plan Disputes
    1:30 - 2:25 Written by David T. Duff. Presented by Sara P. Morris in Charleston and David T. Duff in Columbia.
  6. Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) Essentials
    2:40 - 3:30 Written and Presented by Sara P. Morris in Charleston and Columbia.
    1. When MDRs Are and Are not Required
    2. Required Participants for MDR Meetings
    3. Essential Information to Consider
    4. Determining if Conduct Was a Manifestation
  7. Discipline and Expulsion Best Practices
    3:30 - 4:30 Written and Presented by Sara P. Morris in Charleston and Columbia.
    1. Providing Services During Disciplinary Removal
    2. Changes in Placement
    3. Multiple Suspensions and Denials of FAPE
    4. Due Process Hearing Essentials

 

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IEPs and 504 Plans: A Legal Compliance Guide

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Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level program on creating legally compliant IEPs and 504 plans is for:

  • School Administrators
  • Special Education Department Heads
  • School Psychologist
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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
2100 Bush River Rd.
Columbia, SC

Dates & Times
12/9/2019 to 12/10/2019
9:00:00 AM until 4:30:00 PM

Tuition
$575


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