Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Tess O'Brien-Heinzen, attorney at law, Boardman and Clark LLP
Price: $349.00, CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides. CD subject to a $5.95 handling charge.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, attorneys representing schools, special education, student counselors, faculty, student services
Best For: K-12
School districts are faced with innumerable obligations imposed by federal law and enforced by the Department of Education (DOE) with respect to students with disabilities. These obligations are growing as DOE continues to issue significant guidance with respect to these laws, and as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) continues to implement and enforce them. School districts need to know and understand the recent guidance that has been issued on ADHD, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and the role of police in schools. In addition, school districts need to be aware of recent OCR and DOJ’s enforcement activity with respect to website accessibility and critical compliance issues under federal law.
Please join Tess O’Brien-Heinzen, school-law attorney, as she provide a refresher on Section 504, the ADA, and the IDEA, highlights recent significant guidance; identifies the newest decisions and complaint resolutions; and advises school districts on practical tips to avoid OCR investigations.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- The basic framework of Section 504, the ADA, and the IDEA
- An in depth review of significant federal guidance on ADHD, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and the role of police in schools
- Updates on website accessibility regulations and OCR’s enforcement activity
- Recent notable case law and administrative decisions with respect to students with disabilities
- Answers to the most frequently asked questions about obligations under federal disability laws
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Recent DOE Guidance and OCR Enforcement Activities Related to K-12 Students with Disabilities: Understanding Your Responsibilities” is M. Tess O’Brien-Heinzen. Tess practices with Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, in the firm’s School Law, Litigation, and Non-Profit Practice Groups. She provides legal consultation to school districts and post-secondary institutions with an emphasis on special education and disability law. In addition, she provides consultation to parents and individuals on federal laws relating to food allergies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on issues regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Marquette University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She clerked for two years for the late Justice William A. Bablitch on the Wisconsin Supreme Court before starting private practice.
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