It is a very active time in the area of special education law, and there is an enormous amount of litigation going on, as courts and agencies attempt to interpret and apply the law’s provisions. This session will update school psychologists on significant special education legal happenings, including court decisions and U.S. agency interpretations. Issues addressed include legal liability and money damages, disability harassment, retaliation, child-find and evaluations, discipline, Section 504 issues, and much, much more.
The information contained in this recording should not be taken out of context or construed as legal advice. The advice of local school counsel should be sought with respect to specific cases.
This session will help participants
1. become more aware of the types of legal claims being brought in the area of special education against schools and school personnel,
2. understand how courts are ruling in special education cases, and
3. learn some strategies for avoiding special education legal disputes.