2nd Annual Conference
Date(s) - October 2nd, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Back To School: Post Pandemic
*Early registration by Sept 20th*
Attorneys – $95 (early reg)/$149 (full fee)
Parents & Law Students – $20
Advocates/Professionals/Professors – $49
Judges/CALE Members – $0
2021 CALE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
***CLE credits for California attorneys in the amount of 5.5 hours.
|Mental Health & Special Education: A Panel Discussion||Moderator: Dr. Marta Shinn
Panelist: Dr. Sabrina Schuck
Panelist: Dr. Rosa Patterson
|Functional Behavior Assessments & Behavior Intervention Plans||Kathryn Greer||10-11 a.m.|
|Residential Treatment Center Placements, Charter Schools & Nonpublic Schools||Danielle Augustin||11 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Compensatory Education||Lauren-Ashley Caron||12-1 p.m.|
|BREAK (30 minutes)||1-1:30 p.m.|
|COVID-19 Update: Masks, Vaccines & New Law Related to COVID-19||Adrienne Hahn||1:30-2:30 p.m.|
|Recent 9th Circuit Cases Impacting Special Education||Tim Adams||2:30-3:30 p.m.|
|Virtual Due Process Hearings||Meldie Moore||3:30-4:00 p.m.|
|END OF CONFERENCE||4:00 p.m.|
Mental Health & Special Education: A Panel Discussion
A Panel Discussion by Experts in the Field of Mental Health and Behavior and the impact of COVID-19.
Functional Behavior Assessments & Behavior Intervention Plans
As students return to campus this fall, we review district liability for employee misconduct. The presentation will include an overview of government tort claim requirements, the duties owed by districts to supervise staff and students while on school premises during the school day and liability for failure to exercise reasonable care. Concluding with a look at situations of employee misconduct related to COVID precautions and legislative efforts to shield districts from liability.
Residential Treatment Center Placements, Charter Schools & Nonpublic Schools
This presentation will provide an overview of Residential Treatment Center and Nonpublic School placements. It will also address the increased need for these more restrictive placements due to COVID-19 and school closures.
COVID-19 school closures resulted in most students struggling to access their education. In many cases, special education eligible students who regressed are entitled to compensatory education to make up for lost educational opportunities. In this session, we will discuss how the courts have analyzed parents’ compensatory education claims.
COVID-19 Update: Masks, Vaccines & New Law Related to COVID-19
The pandemic has created a lot of controversy regarding how, and if, students can return to in-class learning which they so desperately need. We will review the most current laws related to mask and vaccine mandates for California schools, and the challenges presented by those new laws.
Recent 9th Circuit Cases Impacting Special Education
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears several special education matters each year. The Court’s decisions help shape special education law and students’ right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). In this session, we will review several important 9th Circuit decisions and discuss their impact on student’s rights and public school obligations.
Virtual Due Process Hearings
Covid-19 has changed the way we live, including how we practice law. This presentation explains OAH rules during the pandemic closures and the virtual due process hearing is described; including tips for preparing and presenting your case virtually.