2021 Student Services and Disabilities Training Program | Group 1
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Committed to Student Success
AALRR is excited to announce the launch of our Student Services and Disabilities Training Program. We understand how crucial it is that school districts have the tools necessary to navigate these unique times and support student success. Our team designed this training program to provide district teams and administrators with professional development training in key areas that we believe are particularly relevant to address the challenges facing school districts today.
March 31, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Reducing/Defending Special Education Litigation Arising out of the COVID-19 School Closure | Kristen Myers, Partner
This presentation will review best practices for preventing and/or reducing special education litigation for case managers and administrators. We will discuss strategies for proactively addressing issues in cases related to learning loss and compensatory education claims as a result of the COVID-19 school closures, including identifying red flags that could signal that a student is having difficulty accessing distance or hybrid learning, responding to parent requests, and developing internal dispute resolution processes for addressing compensatory education and learning loss claims.
April 28, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Anticipating and Defending against Requests for Private Services and Unilateral Placements | Jennifer Fain, Partner
This presentation will assist teachers, case managers, service providers, and administrators in identifying red flags that indicate potential issues with a student’s program and services. Attendees will learn how to anticipate parent requests for private services and unilateral placements and what actionable steps districts should take when these warning signs are presented.
May 12, 20201 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Residential Placements | Ernest Bell, Partner
This presentation will review best practices for IEP team members — including mental-health professionals, educators, service providers, and administrators — to appropriately determine whether a student requires a residential placement to receive a free appropriate public education.
June 23, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Defense of Psychoeducational Assessments | Gabrielle Ortiz, Senior Associate
This presentation will discuss best practices and review requirements for school psychologists conducting and completing defensible psychoeducational assessment reports, including a review of relevant case decisions regarding appropriate/inappropriate psychoeducational report determinations. In addition to school psychologists the best practices and discussion will also benefit those tasked with addressing assessment requests such as directors, coordinators and program specialists.
June 30, 2021 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Defense of Related Service Assessments | Gabrielle Ortiz, Senior Associate
This presentation will discuss best practices and review requirements for related service assessors – such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, etc. – in conducting and completing defensible assessment reports, including a review of relevant case decisions regarding appropriate/inappropriate psychoeducational report determinations. In addition to related services assessors the best practices and discussion will also benefit those tasked with addressing assessment requests such as directors, coordinators and program specialists.
Date: March-October, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
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