Special Education Law in Virginia: An Overview

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
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Friday, May 10, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child: 3.0 )
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee:

$225 regular registration (includes the Education Law and Advocacy e-book).
$190 discounted registration—already own the Education Law and Advocacy handbook
(2018 edition) and don’t want the e-book version.

Information

Why Attend?

Special education law is a complicated legal discipline, impacting the rights of students and families, and increasing the responsibilities of public school divisions.

  • Learn the basic procedural stages
  • Learn strategies for negotiating issues
  • Review landmark cases and decisions
  • Receive wonderful written resources, including an electronic copy of the 164-page Pathways Through Special Education in Virginia manual with relevant laws, regulations, forms, and practice tips, produced by the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, and an electronic copy of the 539-page, 2018 edition of the Education Law and Advocacy handbook, produced by JustChildren, a Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in cooperation with Virginia CLE®
GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 3.0

GAL Information

 

Cosponsored with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia

The seminar will focus on the essentials of special education law as penned in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), the federal and Virginia implementing regulations, and interpretive case law. It is designed to provide an overview for those who may have a passing familiarity with civil and disability rights law, but who seek a more thorough understanding of those rights in the public education setting.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How children with disabilities in need of special education services are identified
  • Eligibility requirements a child must meet to receive special education services
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)—what it is and how it is created
  • Special education protections for discipline of students with disabilities
  • Dispute resolution—options when the parents and school disagree
  • Landmark case review

Each attendee will receive an electronic copy of the disAbility Law Center of Virginia’s 164-page Pathways Through Special Education in Virginia manual with relevant laws, regulations, forms, and practice tips.

BONUS! Additionally, each attendee will receive an electronic copy of the 539-page, 2018 edition of the Education Law and Advocacy handbook, produced by JustChildren, a Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in cooperation with Virginia CLE®. If you already own the Education Law and Advocacy handbook, and don’t want the e-book version, you may register at a discounted rate.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 24) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Special Education Law in Virginia: An Overview
1:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 10) (Eastern Time)

1:00 Special Education Law in Virginia: An Overview
4:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Kerry Chilton, disAbility Law Center of Virginia / Richmond

Kerry Chilton is a staff attorney with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, specializing in protecting the rights of people with disabilities.  Her work focuses on protecting the rights of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system as well as in special education and Medicaid matters. Ms. Chilton is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.

Kalena Ek, disAbility Law Center of Virginia / Richmond

Kalena Ek is a staff attorney with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, where she represents students in special education disputes and children seeking enrollment in or services through Virginia Medicaid and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT). Ms. Ek is a graduate of Rider University and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.

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