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Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction.Why You Should Attend
Over the last year, the Ninth Circuit has issued multiple decisions addressing the rights of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability rights statutes. The California Special Education Law 2018 program will look at the current application of these decisions and of the 2017 Supreme Court decision, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, to evaluate the practical implications they have on the current state of the practice of special education law.
What You Will Learn
• An in-depth look at assessments, independent educational evaluations, and the use of experts in special education cases.
• A review of the application of statute of limitations following the 2017 Ninth Circuit decision, Avila v. Spokane School District.
• A technical and substantive discussion of filing special education related issues in District Court.
• A year-in-review of Circuit Court decisions.
• How FAPE is being interpreted a year after Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.
Who Should Attend
Attorneys, advocates, or parents interested in or currently assisting students/parents or school districts with special education matters. Appropriate for both new and seasoned practitioners.