Excerpted from 5th National Conference: Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law, Recorded on June 22, 2018
Candis Watson Bowles, Managing Attorney, Youth Practice Group, Disability Rights California, Los Angeles, CA
Deusdedi Merced, Esq., Managing Principal, Special Education Solutions, LLC, Weston, CT
Jane M. Williams, Partner, Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP, New Britain, PA
Moderator: William F. Culleton, Special Education Hearing Officer, Office of Dispute Resolution, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA
When parents and schools disagree over the scope and implementation of a child’s IEP, an IDEA due process hearing is sometimes the only way to resolve the dispute and determine whether the child has received a FAPE. This esteemed panel of experts provides a brief overview of the relevant IDEA provisions, provides strategies for finding experts, and offers techniques for preparing them for direct and cross-examination.