This session will review the laws and regulations associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governing special education student discipline and will offer detailed discussion on convening manifestation determination meetings. A PowerPoint presentation will be supplemented with excerpts from legal decisions. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
This session will help participants
1. learn the skills to identify the legal requirements governing the behavior and discipline needs of special education students;
2. be familiar with the legal citations governing special education behavior, discipline, and manifestation determination meetings; and
3. develop the skills to complete a legally defensible manifestation determination meeting.