Wed04May20168:30 am - 5:00 pmThe Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
Ellen A. Callegary - chair of the event and presenter. James Silver – presenter
To register for the event: http://www.msba.org/Events/Practical_Approaches_to_Guardianship.aspx
The Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Thu02Jun20167 to 9 pmThe Arc of Montgomery County
Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will be presenting.
Many questions come to mind when we realize that a loved one or someone we know cannot care for their self or make necessary decisions. Ellen will discuss the law of adult guardianship in Maryland and explain when a guardian can be appointed to act for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions for her or himself. Ellen will be discussing the many alternatives to a formal guardianship proceeding that may be more appropriate and less expensive than a formal guardianship.
Tue26Jul2016Wed27Jul20169:00 am to 4:30 pm Radisson North Baltimore
National Business Institute (NBI)
James Silver will be presenting on the second day, Wednesday, July 27th at 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. on “Mental Health Issues in Family Law.”
To get more information and register for the event:
800-930-6182 or go online at nbi-sems.com. (There is a fee to register.)
Radisson North Baltimore
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
Wed19Oct201611 am to 1:30 PM2220 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. - Featured Speaker
presented at Baltimore Lab School
or call to register: (410) 261-5500
Fri04Nov201611:00 AM to 1:30 PM2220 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will speak on:
'Informed Consent in Educational & Medical Decision Making: When do you need Guardianship or its alternatives?
Wed16Nov20166 to 8 PMAbilities Network 8503 LaSalle Road, Towson, MD 21286
Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. presents:
'Getting the Best Help for My Child'
Flyer for Presentation
Resverations for event RSVP to: 410-828-7700 ex) 1317
Child'Topics will include:
• Qualifying for Services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or and Individualized Education Program (IEP)
• The assessment and evaluation process
• The school system’s timeline requirements
• Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
• When and where your child can receive help
• Your child’s right to an inclusive setting (Least Restrictive Environments)
• Qualities of highly inclusive programs
• When and how to ask for an “independent educational evaluation,”
• When it is appropriate to access support from Project ACT
• When you need a lawyer
Fri02Dec20168 AM to noonRobinwood Professional Center, Room 142
Ellen A. Callegary, Esq. will present 'Guardianship: when is it an appropriate option? What are the alternatives?'
Tue20Jun20179 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
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
Special Education Teachers
General Education Teachers
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
Mon04Dec2017Tue05Dec20179 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.