Back To School Basics: An Overview Of Special Education Law
Back To School Basics: An Overview Of Special Education Law



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Course Description

This program was recorded on August 30, 2018

This course is an introductory level course designed to inform those without experience in school law, as well as a refresher for professionals who occasionally encounter these common issues. The webinar will consider each of the major federal laws that protect students with disabilities, the differences between them, their respective procedural safeguards, and important exceptions concerning behavioral issues.

Attorney Joshua JonesJoshua Jones 
Joshua Aaron Jones is a local, solo practice attorney. He holds an undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Montevallo, a JD and Master of Education Law from University of New Hampshire School of Law, and an LLM in Government and Public Policy, with an emphasis in school law, from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. His practice focuses primarily on family law, using the collaborative family law model, and mass tort settlement resolution. He has served as an adjunct professor at Pensacola State College and Virginia College and presently serves as an adjunct professor in legal studies at the University of West Florida. Mr. Jones often speaks on same-sex marital and family issues, including divorce, adoption, child custody, and estate planning, as well as school law topics.

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  1. Introduction
    1. Joshua Aaron Jones
    2. Why every lawyer should know about special education law
    3. Technical Issues/Webinar Logistics
  2. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    1. Historical overview
    2. FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
    3. Least Restrictive Environment
    4. IEP: Individualized Education Program
    5. Procedural Safeguards
  3. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    1. IDEA or 504?
    2. 504 Plans
    3. Procedural Safeguards
  4. Americans with Disabilities Education Act
    1. IDEA, 504, or ADA? All three?
    2. Procedural Safeguards
  5. Overlapping State Laws
    1. Hearing Officers or Administrative Law Judges
    2. State Human Rights Statutes and Constitutional Provisions
  6. Helpful Resources