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2018 Tri State Law Conference Presentations

Elaine Eberharter-Maki
General Educator’s Responsibilities under IDEA (PDF)
Substantive and Procedural Errors in the IEP Process (PDF)
Shortened School Days & Homebound Students: When are such Placements Appropriate? (PDF)

David Hodgins
Comparing & Contrasting the IDEA & Section 504: A Legal and Practical Perspective (PDF)
Comparing & Contrasting the IDEA & Section 504: A Legal and Practical Perspective (Chart) (PDF)
Special Education Legal Decisions Involving Behavior: Lessons Learned (PDF)
Discipline of Students with Disabilities for Teachers/Educators (PDF)

Jose Martín
Special Education Legal Issues in Alternative Placements (PDF)
Special Education Legal Issues in Alternative Placements (handout) (PDF)
Juvenile Justice and Special Education (PDF)
How to Avoid Predetermination Claims (PDF)
How to Avoid Predetermination Claims (handout) (PDF)

Thomas Mayes
Legal Ethics and Special Education Disputes: Part 1 (PDF)
Legal Ethics and Special Education Disputes: Part 2 (PDF)

Jim Walsh
Child Find: The Legal Duty (PDF)
Child Find: The Legal Duty (handout) (PDF)
The Rudder that Steers the Ship: Evaluation Data (PDF)
Keynote: Endrew F. and the Future of Special Education (PDF)
Keynote: Year in Review (PDF)
Case Study of an LRE Dispute (PDF)

Julie Weatherly
Tips for Ensuring Legal Compliance in the Evaluation Process (PDF)
FERPA FAQS (PDF)
Tips for Avoiding Conflict in Special Education Matters (PDF)
Keynote: What’s Been Going on in Special Education Law? The Year In Review (PDF)

2017 Tri State Law Conference Presentations

David Hodgins
Addressing Challenging Behaviors: Student Discipline and Law Enforcement (PDF)
Administrators and IEP Process (PDF)
FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials (PDF)
Special Education Evaluations: Key Legal Issues To Know and Understand (PDF)
Why Do Modifications/Accommodations? (PDF)

Isabel Machado
School Phobia and Absenteeism (PDF)
Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities (PDF)
Transportation and Special Education (PDF)

Jose Martin
A Simplified Method for Understanding the Disciplinary Removal Rules of IDEA and Section 504 (PDF)
A Simplified Method for Understanding the Disciplinary Removal Rules of IDEA and Section 504 (Handout) (PDF)
What, When, Why?—Legal Issues and Practical Tips on IDEA's Prior Written Notice Requirement (PDF)
What, When, Why?—Legal Issues and Practical Tips on IDEA's Prior Written Notice Requirement (Handout) (PDF)
Special Education in Online and Virtual School Programs (PDF)

Thomas Mayes
Legal Ethics and Special Education Disputes Part I: Recent Attorney Discipline Cases from the Tri-State Region (PDF)
Legal Ethics and Special Education Disputes Part II: Select Attorney Discipline Cases from the Outside Tri-State Region (PDF)

Reece Peterson
Policy & Safety Issues Regarding Physical Restraint & Seclusion (PDF)

David Richards
Modern LRE Issues (PDF)
Section 504 Advanced Issues: Puzzling Child Find and Eligibility Questions (PDF)
An Overview of Section 504 (PDF)

Brenda Van Gorder
Strategies & Resources Things We Need To Think About (PDF)
Dear Preschool Colleagues OSEP Letters, Policy Statements, and Guidance Documents Specific to Preschool (PDF)
LRE Notetaking Sheet (PDF)
Preschool LRE Resources, OSEP Letters, Policy Statements and Guidance Documents (PDF)
Understanding and Implementing LRE in the World of Preschool (PDF)
Resources OSEP Letters, Policy Statements, and Guidance Documents Specific to Preschool (PDF)

Jim Walsh
Taking a Cue From SCOTUS: Being Appropriately Ambitious (PDF)
Parents as Partners in the IEP Process (PDF)
The Year in Review (PDF)

Deborah Ziegler
CEC’s Policy on Children With Exceptionalities in Charter Schools (PDF)
CEC’s Position on School Vouchers (PDF)
What's Happening in Washington: Federal Special Education Policy (PDF)
FY 2018 Appropriation Recommendations for Federal Programs for the Education of Exceptional Children (PDF)
High Leverage Practices in Special Education (PDF)
Issue Brief: Medicaid in Schools and Early Intervention Programs (PDF)
Issue Brief: Education Appropriations (PDF)
Issue Brief: Keep Public Funds in Public Education (PDF)
School Choice for Some??? (PDF)

2016 Tri State Law Conference Presentations

Alissa Rausch
Evidence-Based Practices to Support Inclusion in Early Childhood Education Settings (PDF)
Understanding and Leading for LRE (PDF)

David B. Hodgins
“Wait, Stop the Bus!”: Transportation Issues under the IDEA and Implementing Regulations (PDF)
Nonacademic and Extracurricular Activities: Where Does FAPE End and Access Begin? (PDF)
Nonacademic and Extracurricular Activities: OCR Letter (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA (PDF)
Service Animals in Public Schools: “Who Let the Dogs Out?” (PDF)

Isabel Machado
Sound Mind and Body: A District’s Obligation to Address Trauma and Mental Health Issues (PDF)
Student Discipline Disproportionality, Due Process & Determination (PDF)
Challenges In Evaluating, Classifying, And Programing For ELL Students Under The IDEA (PDF)

Jose Martín
IDEA Legal Issues: Corrections, Homeless, Foster Children (PDF)
What, When, Why?—Legal Issues and Practical Tips on IDEA's Prior Written Notice Requirement (PDF)
What, When, Why?—Legal Issues and Practical Tips on IDEA's Prior Written Notice Requirement (Handout) (PDF)
Confidentiality of Student Records: Key Issues in FERPA, IDEA, and HIPAA (PDF)
Confidentiality of Student Records: Key Issues in FERPA, IDEA, and HIPAA (Handout) (PDF)

Jim Walsh
Behavior and Students with Disabilities (PDF)
The Year in Review (PDF)
The Year in Review (Handout) (PDF)
Personal Liability in Special Education (PDF)
Section 504 Update (PDF)

Julie Weatherly
Providing FAPE via Virtual/Online Learning: What are the Questions and are there any Answers? (PDF)
Post-Secondary Transition of Students with Disabilites: Important Requirements and Court and Agency Decisions (PDF)
Residential Placements of all Kinds: Who's Responsible? (PDF)
Lessons Learned from 2016 Cases/Year in Review (Part 2) (PDF)

Julie Weatherly
Washington Update: Same Song, Third Verse: A Little Bit Louder & A Little Bit Worse (PDF)
A (very) Brief History of Special Education in the U.S. (PDF)

Thomas Mayes
Legal Ethics and Special Education Disputes Session 1 (PDF)
Legal Ethics and Special Education Disputes Session 2 (PDF)

Special Education Legal Questions:

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Laura Jurgensen
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Julie Ehler
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