Rod Lewis to participate in seminar about special education law
On November 4 and 5, 2019, Rodney C. Lewis will be participating in a seminar about special education law sponsored by the National Business Institute (NBI). Mr. Lewis will be presenting on the following subjects:
- Essential updates about special education law, including lessons from recent court decisions and enforcement actions.
- English language learners (ELLs) and special education best practices.
- Eligibility of students for 504 plans.
- Best practices for accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Avoiding disability discrimination complaints.
- Section 504 plans v. individualized education plans (IEPs).
- Inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion.
- Racial disparity in special education programs.
Other topics to be included in the seminar involve—
- Bullying and harassment.
- Ensuring that special needs students receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
- The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Legally compliant IEPs.
- Manifestation determination reviews (MDRs).
- Functional behavior assessments (FBAs).
- Behavior intervention plans (BIFs).
The seminar is designed for school principals and vice principals, school superintendents and assistant superintendents, schools psychologists and counselors, special and general education teachers, attorneys, and paralegals. Educators who attend may earn six Alabama continuing education units; attorneys who attend may earn 6 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credit, which includes 1 hour of ethics credit.