Disciplinary Procedures for Special Education and Section 504 Students


March 26, 2019


Hope Krisch & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes


Disciplining students with disabilities presents extra challenges due to the competing interests of school safety and individual rights, but also the federal protections guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Education Act.

This course by two nationally recognized education attorneys, Lori Kirsch-Goodwin & Hope N. Kirsch is designed to help educators, advocates, attorneys and parents understand the legal issues and practical strategies for avoiding and resolving disputes involving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You will learn about ASD as well as the legal obligations of schools, and the legal rights of students, parents and legal guardians.

This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the laws applicable to the discipline of students with disabilities (IEPs and 504s). Lori & Hope will walk you through the laws that govern discipline of students, and how to handle discipline matters, including bullying.

Session Highlights:

  • Laws governing discipline of students with disabilities
  • The intersection of discipline and bullying
  • Manifestation Determination Reviews (MDRs)
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)
  • Resolving discipline disputes

Also Includes:

  • Handouts
    • OSEP Dear Colleague Letters
    • Sample FBA
    • Sample BIP
    • US Department of Education memo on Positive Behavior Interventions
  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • Certificate of attendance
  • PPT presentation for reference

Who Will Benefit:

  • Attorneys who practice:
    • School law
    • Special education law
    • Disability law
    • Criminal law
    • Family law
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • School governing board members
  • Education advocates and consultants
  • Independent hearing officers