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  • Tue
    9 am to 4:30 pmHoliday Inn Timonium 9615 Deereco Road Timonium, MD 21093

    Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will be presenting FBAs and BIPs: An Essential Legal Guide.

     Link to register: FBAs and BIPs: An Essential Legal Guide


    Program Description
    Craft Legally Compliant FBAs and BIPs

    Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) are legally required components of special education discipline, yet the law concerning their use is vague and imprecise. Schools need to know what the legal boundaries are so they can maximize legal protections while improving the target behaviors of students. This comprehensive overview of FBAs and BIPs will provide the clarity you need to protect your school from actions that lead to legal disaster. You will take away valuable information you can use to strengthen your school's FBA and BIP processes and procedures. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to clarify legal grey areas - register today!

    Clarify muddy areas of the IDEA that concern the implementation and use of FBAs and BIPs.
    Obtain valuable lessons from recent court cases concerning when to conduct FBAs.
    Develop airtight BIPs that maximize legal protections while improving problem behaviors.
    Avoid legal pitfalls by ensuring your school is properly monitoring student progress and updating BIPs.
    Confidently navigate intersections between IEPs and BIPs.
    Appropriately handle disputes with parents concerning the findings of FBAs and the use of BIPs.
    Obtain essential best practices for special education due process hearings.
    Who Should Attend
    This basic-to-intermediate level program on creating legally compliant FBAs and BIPs is for:

    School Principals and Vice-Principals
    School Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents
    School Psychologist
    School Counselors
    Special Education Teachers
    General Education Teachers
    Course Content
    The IDEA, FBAs and BIPs: Legal Requirements and Grey Areas
    Conducting FBAs: Key Lessons From Court Cases
    Developing BIPs That Maximize Legal Protections and Improve Target Behaviors
    Using BIPs: Legal Best Practices
    BIPs and IEP Behavioral Components: Critical Legal Considerations
    Handling FBA/BIP Disputes: Essentials Schools Need to Prove Their Position
    Special Education Due Process Hearing Steps and Best Practices
    Continuing Education Credit

  • Mon
    9 AM to 4:30 PMHyatt Place Baltimore/BWI 940 International Drive Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

    presenters: Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. & James F. Silver, Esq.
    Link to event information and registration

    Unravel the Complexities of Special Education Laws

    The laws governing special education interact in confusing and sometimes contradictory ways, yet it is crucial that schools have a firm understanding of them in order to protect the rights of students and avoid legal difficulties. This comprehensive, two-day seminar lays out all the essential requirements surrounding IEP development, discipline procedures, due process hearing requirements and more. Let our experienced faculty highlight the mistakes other schools have made, so you can ensure your school properly delivers legally appropriate special education services that help students succeed - register today!

    • Create legally defensible paper trails that record every step of the special education service eligibility process.
    • Properly document difficult situations where parents are unable - or even refuse - to attend IEP meetings.
    • Confidently determine if a student needs an IEP or a 504 plan, and avoid critical legal mistakes.
    • Create behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) that properly take into account the information contained in functional behavioral assessments (FBAs).
    • Ensure special needs students' educational rights are protected in cases of suspension or expulsion.
    • Evaluate whether moving bullied special needs students to safer environments has the potential to create serious legal difficulties.