Special Education Law in Virginia: An Overview (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
GAL for Children CE Credit: 3.0 (GAL Information)
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 04/30/2022

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A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the April 2019 webcast, Special Education Law in Virginia: An Overview.


Topics Covered

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.

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.

 
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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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