2017 Special Education Legal Consortium

For the past 20+ years, Lozano Smith's SELC has been designed by you and for you. This year, we are taking it up another level, and we are excited to offer an enhanced program for 2017! Introducing:

    • Dr. Stephen Brock - Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Professor/Program Coordinator of School Psychology at CSU Sacramento. A past president of both the California and National associations of school psychology (CASP and NASP), he has authored over 250 publications and has made over 300 invited/refereed state, national, or international presentations.
    • Clovis Veterans Memorial Building
    • Elk Grove Unified School District
    • Los Angeles County Office of Education
    • Walnut Creek Marriott
  • MOST-REQUESTED TOPICS by 2016 SELC Attendees

This exciting new lineup promises to explore major issues that we deal with in our schools, so we can examine and apply them from legal and clinical viewpoints. We invite you to secure your spot today!

SELC Video


Event Pricing


Group Rate

$135 per person

(Groups of 3 or more)

Individual Rate

Early Bird: $150 per person

Standard: $160 per person after September 1

Fall 2017 Workshops

ADHD: Appropriately Designating a Hard Disability

You have heard it before: “My child has ADHD and [insert concerns regarding education/request for assistance or assessment/explanation for behavior].” So what do you do when you hear a statement like this? How do you determine whether the student is eligible for a 504 plan or possibly even an IEP? How do you handle a manifestation determination for a student with ADHD? Have school districts been successful in differentiating willful conduct from impulsive conduct at a manifestation determination? With the assistance of an expert in the field Dr. Stephen Brock, we examine these questions from a practical and analytical approach. We will also discuss specific fact patterns and case law review during this in-depth, interactive session.

13 Reasons Why Addressing Mental Health in the School Setting is Necessary (and How)

Mental health has quickly moved to the forefront of discussions - from school psychologists to teachers and administrators. Following a popular and divisive streaming television series, these discussions are more heightened. In the context of addressing mental health, in particular trauma, we will present an expert clinical perspective, from Dr. Stephen Brock, on the most overlooked aspects of mental health and trauma in the educational setting and how to better address these areas. From the legal perspective, we will discuss AB 2246, as well as recent federal and Office of Administrative (“OAH”) cases involving mental health and the possible pitfalls of failing to, or improperly, addressing the same.

The MELT (Major and Essential Legal Topics)

Legal Update Focus Areas: Is the FAPE Standard Shifting? Dyslexia, transition, loosening of the 2-year statute of limitations, and the impact of failing to respond to a due process complaint

This portion examines the most significant court and administrative decisions of this past year, from the United States Supreme Court ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, to key decisions from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as rulings and guidance at the federal and state levels, on the most critical and trending issues impacting special education.


Region Date Location
Sacramento Friday, September 29, 2017 Elk Grove Unified School District
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Bay Area Monday, October 2, 2017 Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Los Angeles Friday, October 13, 2017 Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Fresno Monday, October 16, 2017 Clovis Veterans Memorial District
Liberty Ballroom
808 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA 93612

Workshop Time

8:00 - Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - SELC
12:30 - Adjourn