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Placement Decisions and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) (EDU840V)

Presented by: Hope N. Kirsch
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Pre Recorded Audio Conference
60 minutes
Event Description

Learn How to Avoid Pre-Determination Claims in Placement Decisions With Hope Kirsch

Do you know about the process and procedures for placement decisions? Do you have sufficient knowledge about continuum of placements? If not, this live audio conference by Hope Kirsch is the answer to all your queries. Learn to avoid pre-determination claims in placement decisions and understand what is meant by the Least Restrictive Environment (the “LRE”) – the principal and the history in this session.

Session highlights
  • How to avoid due process claims in making placement decisions
  • How to work collaboratively with all members of the IEP Team to reach consensus on a student’s LRE
  • How “stay-put” operates, and a school’s obligation during “stay-put” 

In this session, you will:

  • Learn how placement decisions are made  - including who, when
  • Understand  the continuum of placements
  • Grasp the factors that schools may, and may not, consider in determining the LRE
  • Clear the difference between “placement” and “location”
  • Understand what constitutes a “change of placement”
  • Implement the process and procedure for changing placement
  • Know about the “stay-put” mechanism , when it is allowed, how it is triggered
  • Upgrade your knowledge on  how placement decisions are made
  • Learn the principles underlying the Least Restrictive Environment (the “LRE”)
  • Grasp the evolution of LRE, from the 1950s to the present
  • Study the factors that may, and may not, be considered in placement decisions
  • Know how to avoid pre-determination claims in placement decisions
  • Understand how “stay-put” operates

The answers to your questions will be provided in Q&A session by the speaker to help you with the doubts and queries you may have.

Who should attend

  • School Administrators
  • Special education teachers and staff
  • School attorneys
  • Private school operators
  • Mental health professionals (Pediatric psychologists, BCBAs, social workers, behavioral health professionals)
  • Parents
About Our Speaker(s)

Hope N. Kirsch | Special Education SpeakerHope N. Kirsch
Hope Kirsch is a 25+ year attorney with the law firm of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She represents and advises students and their families throughout the state of Arizona in all school related matters and disputes, including IEPs, due process, discipline, bullying, and restraint and seclusion... More info

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