CLE Special Education - Feb. 19, 2016

CLE:  Representing Students with Disabilities in Special Education Matters:
The Law of Special Education Services and Discipline Protections


Presented by Disability Rights North Carolina

NC CLE Credit - 4.0 hours (3.0 general, 1.0 ethics)     Approval by the NC State Bar pending

 $149 or only $65 if you agree to accept a pro bono case from Disability Rights NC within the next year

Next training: Friday, February 19, 2016
12:30 - 5:00 pm

Reuter Mission Children's Outpatient Center
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC

(Light lunch provided)

Register Now - space is limited

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12:30 - 12:35 pm         Introduction and Welcome

12:35 - 12:50 pm         Overview of Federal and State Disability Law in Representing Students with Disabilities at Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings

12:50 - 1:05 pm         The Legal Standard for IEPs

  • Special Education/Specialized Instruction

  • Free Appropriate Public Education

  • Reasonable Progress

 1:05 - 2:35 pm           Policies and Procedures Relevant to IEP Meetings

  • Referrals and Evaluations, including Timelines

  • Parental Participation

  • Present Levels of Performance and Academic and Functional Goals

  • Transition Services

  • Accommodations, Modifications, Supplementary Aids and Services

  • Special Education and Related Services

  • Placement and the Least Restrictive Environment

  • Progress Reports; Extended School Year Services

  • The DEC 5 (NC DPI form)

  • Reviewing the Notes

  • Appeals

2:35 - 2:50 pm             Break

2:50 - 3:50 pm             Ethical Considerations when Representing a Student with a Disability

3:50 - 4:00 pm             Break

4:00 - 5:00 pm             Representing Students with IEPs in School Discipline Matters

  • Discipline Safeguards for Students with IEPs

  • Disciplinary Exclusion as a Change of Placement

  • Manifestation Determination Review Meetings

  • Services During a Change of Placement

  • Alternatives to Suspension

  • Appealing Discipline Decisions

Each participant will receive a training manual including course outlines with legal references, manuscripts and sample documents. All CLE fees will be paid by the course presenter.

Virginia Fogg, Senior Attorney, Disability Rights North Carolina
Lisa Rabon, Senior Attorney, Disability Rights North Carolina
Kristine Sullivan, Attorney, Disability Rights North Carolina

Questions?  Contact Elaine Whitford at 919-856-2195 or

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