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Special Education Law in New Hampshire
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 55 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording (5 hours, 55 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
PATTI R PAGE
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
3/6/2015
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA062110
Objectives
  1. Review key elements of special education law.
  2. Identify common errors in evaluation, IEP development and placement decision-making.
  3. Understand the extent and limits of the parent participation requirement.
  4. Review developing decisional law in New Hampshire – hearing officers, U.S. District Court and First Circuit, and recent changes to the New Hampshire rules.
  5. Examine application of the concept of least restrictive environment in placement decision-making.
  6. Consider the importance of documentation of progress and compliance.
  7. Review meaning of the elements of a free and appropriate public education (“FA PE”).
  8. Outline hallmarks of strong IEPs.
  9. Discuss the role of general educators in special education.
Outline
Special Education Law in New Hampshire Child Find, Evaluations and Re-evaluations
  • Child find duties
  • Referral and duty to evaluate
  • Evaluation timelines
  • Evaluators
  • Parent participation
  • Evaluation report
  • Eligibility determinations

Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Substantive and procedural FA PE
  • Development, review and revision of IEPs
  • Timelines
  • IEP Team members
  • Parental participation
  • Required IEP elements; common errors
  • Transition services
  • IE Ps for students placed by public agencies in private or non-LEA placements
  • D istribution, implementation, and monitoring of IEP
  • Importance of tracking and documenting progress
  • Lack of parental consent
  • Extended school year services
  • Assessing public and private insurance

Placement of Children With Disabilities
  • Least restrictive environment
  • Continuum of educational placements
  • Placement decisions

Parentally-Placed Children with Disabilities
  • When FA PE at issue
  • When FA PE not at Issue
  • Children receiving home education

Requirements for LEA Programs for Children with Disabilities
  • IEP compliance
  • Behavioral interventions; emergency procedures; use of aversives
  • Mandatory medication prohibition
  • Personnel standards
  • Length of school day and year

Procedural Safeguards
  • Prior written notice
  • Written parental consent
  • Refusal or revocation of consent
  • Failure to respond to consent request
  • Independent educational evaluations
  • D ue Process and other proceedings to resolve complaints
  • A dministrative complaint; Alternative Dispute Resolution – facilitated IEP meetings; neutral conferences; mediation
  • Expedited hearings

Discipline of children with disabilities
  • Discipline procedures
  • Provision of services (FA PE) during removals
  • Disciplinary information
Author

PATTI R PAGE

Patti Page, is an owner of the Burlington law firm of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., where her practice exclusively involves representation of school districts, with a concentration on special education, disabilities and nondiscrimination law, school discipline and confidentiality issues. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Tufts University and her J.D. from Stanford University. Ms. Page has taught post-graduate special education and education law courses at Castleton State College, Lyndon State College, and the University of Vermont, and has been a presenter on special education, Section 504 and education law topics for the Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators, the Vermont Principals’ Association, and for numerous supervisory unions and privately-sponsored workshops.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Patti Page is the owner of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, PC. She receives a speaking honorarium from VCSEA. Ms. Page receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Patti Page is a member of the American Bar Association; Vermont Bar Association; and Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators.
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Audience
General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Licensed Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, School Nurses, Related Service Providers, Other Helping Professionals that work with Children