WS45: IDEA: Trends, Rules, and Survival Tactics—A Legal Update on School Law Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Thursday, February 23

  • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

This in-depth school law lecture, delivered by a recognized special education litigator, will fully explore the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) as the law affects public schools on a daily basis. Practical issues will be explored and addressed, and the lecturer will provide “combat rules” for navigating the daily pitfalls and land mines faced by educators delivering special education and related services. Participants will also consider and discuss ethical issues and will be provided many opportunities to ask questions. Participants will be able to

  • Know and apply IDEIA principles and policy basics,
  • Navigate the disciplinary limitations of the IDEIA,
  • Properly address behavioral and disciplinary concerns to enable success,
  • Avoid due process and other “trouble” by applying combat rules and capitalizing on district resources, and
  • Be sensitive to ethical considerations in the delivery of special education and physical accommodations.

Speaker(s): Mark G. Toscano, Esq., Comegno Law Group, Moorestown, NJ

Mark G. Toscano, Esq., Comegno Law Group, Moorestown, NJ, Mark G. Toscano, Esq., is a partner and shareholder of the Comegno Law Group, whose attorneys are licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Colorado and specialize primarily in education law and the representation of public, private, and independent schools. Mark has broad experience in the area of special education, regularly mediating special education disputes and trying due process hearings, as well as working closely with directors, case managers, and members of child study and Individualized Education Program teams to deal quickly with special education issues on a day-to-day basis. Mark has provided various lectures, seminars, and in-service trainings on all areas of school law, including teaching a graduate-level course on school law through Fairleigh Dickinson Universi