The Special Education Law Conference at Lehigh University is a one-day program that will feature a year-in-review case law keynote speaker and various breakout sessions on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

The conference will take place at Lehigh University, College of Education, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

NJSBA counsel John Burns, and Cherie Adams, a Belmar board member and NJSBA Special Education Committee member, will be speaking at the conference.

The topics for this year’s sessions are:
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Does It Have New Legal Meaning?;
  • Transportation under the IDEA: Are the Wheels Coming Off the Bus?;
  • Avoiding Due Process Hearings: “It’s All About the Approach;”
  • Methodology Litigation in the Education of Students with Disabilities: Is There a Change in Direction?;
  • “Executive Functioning” in K-12 Disability Law: From Disorder to Order;
  • Extracurricular Activities in the IEP or the 504 Plan: What Are the Legal Boundaries?;
  • Mental Health: The Legal Obligations of Schools under Disability Laws;
  • Who Do the Courts Find More Persuasive: School Personnel or Outside Experts?;
  • Medical Marijuana in Schools: Implication for Educators and Parents;
  • Disability, Discipline, and Disproportionality: How to Answer the Call for Equity;
  • Cyber Bullying of and by Students with Disabilities: Recent Legal Developments;
  • Ethics in Special Education Litigation: Who’s the Client?
  • Lost in Translation: Eligibility and FAPE for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students; and
  • Compensatory Education: When Payment Due Exceeds Accounts Received.

Those who will find the program of special interest are: administrators of private schools for students with disabilities, assistant superintendents, superintendents, intermediate unit directors, parents, principals, assistant principals, pupil personnel directors, and special education directors, regular and special education teacher-leaders, counselors, school psychologists, school board members, parent attorneys, school attorneys, private schools, mental health agencies, caseworkers, social workers, and hearing officers.

Registration is $195 per person. Register today! Registration deadline is Friday, May 1.