[3-Part Series] Special Education Series: New Legal Guidance

EducationAdminWebAdvisor has scheduled a series of three webinars presented by leading education attorneys Richard F. Verstegen and Dr. Jim Castagnera, packed with information you can use immediately.

What You'll Learn

  • New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed

  • Seclusion and Restraint: How to Adhere to New DOE Guidance

  • So You Think Your Student Has a Disability... Now What?

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How will the new special ed. guidance affect your school? Series of Three Practical Webinars

On July 19, the Department of Education issued extensive guidance and resources regarding students with disabilities. As we approach a new school year, you need to understand the new regulations’ practical and legal implications.

To help you accomplish this goal, EducationAdminWebAdvisor has scheduled a series of three webinars presented by leading education attorneys and packed with information you can use immediately:

Special Education Series: New Legal Guidance

Webinar 1: New DOE Guidance: Discipline and Special Ed

  • Overview of the July 19 Department of Education guidance
  • How to ensure students with disabilities receive an appropriate public education
  • Your responsibility to meet the needs of students with disabilities
  • Strategies to avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline

Webinar 2: Seclusion and Restraint: How to Adhere to New DOE Guidance

  • Laws that cover students with disabilities and the DOE’s latest interpretation
  • Changes you must make to policies and practices
  • Appropriate use of restraint and seclusion
  • Options to discipline special education students

Webinar 3: So You Think Your Student Has a Disability... Now What?

  • Steps required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • How to initiate and pursue a special education referral
  • Data to gather and documentation requirements
  • Interactions with parents
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Superintendents
  • Deputy, associate, and assistant superintendents
  • Directors of special education
  • Diversity and equity officers
  • Directors of curriculum and instruction
  • Education nonprofit groups
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Student services directors
  • Board members
  • Principals
  • Vice principals and assistant principals
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen
  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School
About

Expert Presenter

Jim Castagnera
  • Member and the Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • Holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University