WORKSHOP 01 - Developing Legally Defensible IEPs

Wednesday, March 03, 2021: 9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM 
WKP01 
Workshop 
PDHs:

Abstract

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The U.S. Supreme Court has recently referred to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) as the "centerpiece" of the IDEA's education delivery system for students with disabilities. In accordance with the Court's updated two-pronged test for determining whether an IEP is appropriate, hearing officers and courts will look to both the procedural and substantive components of the IEP. Let's examine many common pitfalls that educators must avoid–both procedurally and substantively–in an effort to ensure that IEPs are legally defensible.

*** THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE *** 

Learner Outcomes

- Recognize common procedural and substantive mistakes made in the development of IEPs that have significant legal implications
- Participate appropriately in IEP meetings
- Facilitate IEP team members and meetings in a way that will assist in avoiding legal disputes 

Session Leader

Julie Weatherly, Resolutions in Special Education, Inc., Mobile, AL

Primary Topic Area - Required

Administration/Supervision

Secondary Topic Area

Parent/Family/School Partnerships