2022 Special Education Legal Consortium

Special Education Legal Consortium
Event Single


At the Crossroads of Discipline and Disability
The intersection of discipline for students with disabilities is complex, particularly so given the mounting empirical evidence against exclusionary school discipline. Recent data shows that students with disabilities are subjected to exclusionary school discipline at extremely disparate rates, calling into question the efficacy of punitive school discipline measures. Through case studies, hypotheticals and real-life examples, we will discuss manifestation determinations, disciplinary changes in placement, expulsions and expedited appeals, and positive alternatives to exclusionary school discipline that aim to support, rather than remove, this vulnerable student population in the school environment.

Alternative Placement Considerations
This session takes a deep-dive into the current trend of requests for the design of IEP placements outside the traditional school setting. The IDEA calls for individualized programming. And post-COVID, that seems to have taken on all new meanings. Whether the requests are for independent study, home/hospital instruction, home placement, hybrid programs, shortened days, virtual instruction, virtual services, some combination of these options, or some entirely individualized person option, the range of alternative options and requests is vast these days. During this session, we will evaluate the current legal landscape, with a focus on issue spotting and traps to avoid. We will also discuss the practical considerations of such alternative options, as well as the statutory and case law limitations on such personalized programming.

The MELT Legal Update (Major and Essential Legal Topics)
This portion examines the most significant court and administrative decisions of this past year, from key decisions to guidance at the federal and state levels, on the most critical and trending issues impacting special education.

Event Pricing
$195 per person

Tulare County Consortium Clients
District members of the Tulare County Consortium can register employees for the 2022 Fall SELC at no cost.

Workshop Time
8:00 - Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - Workshops
12:30 - Adjourns

Registering a large group? Feel free to contact Client Services at clientservices@lozanosmith.com or 559.431.5600 for assistance.

This event is reserved for school district or public agency employees only. Please contact Client Services for more information.

Event Info:

  • October 20th, 2022
  • 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Clovis Veterans Memorial District
  • 808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612
  • SELC


  • $195 per person