dolphinslblogLeander Dolphin and Gwen Zittoun will present the section “Due Process Procedures” during a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on May 18th (New Haven Session) and May 19th (Hartford Session). The seminar titled Special Education Law Made Simple, focuses on school requirements and procedures under the IDEA and Section 504. Highlights of the program include:

  • Review public and private school responsibilities under the IDEA, Section 504, ADA and other laws that protect the rights of students with disabilities.
  • Stay up to date on court decisions and hearing results that affect special education requirements.
  • Recognize the current requirements of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in placement decisions.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes in IEP development.
  • Understand school liability for bullying problems, personnel reactions to student placement and discipline methods.
  • Explore the Response to Intervention model versus the traditional Discrepancy model in determining a student’s eligibility for special education services.
  • Ensure school tests, reports and measurements meet the IDEA’s evaluation requirements.
  • Walk through due process procedures – with tips on what to do prior to, at and after the hearing.
  • Prevent school personnel actions that could land a school in hot water.


I.    Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
II.   Evaluations and Eligibility
III.  Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
IV.  Placement Decisions and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
V.   Due Process Procedures
VI.  Disciplinary Procedures
VII. School Actions (or Inaction) That Can Result in Lawsuits

Click here for more information and to register.