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Thursday, December 14 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Endrew F defines FAPE: Where do we go from here? LIMITED

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Chief Justice Roberts' ruling in Endrew F. makes clear that the essential function of the IEP is academic and functional advancement of the child. School districts must be able to show that the proposed IEP does more than comply with the IDEA's procedural safeguards. Advancing a student from grade to grade is not a true measure of progress - especially when IEP goals are repeated annually and there are no expectations that the child is able to learn. The goals "must be appropriately ambitious " as the true test of the appropriate in FAPE. We will look at some tactics to make Justice Roberts' reasoning a reality in the IEP Team meeting.

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Judith Gran

Judith Gran, Esq. is a partner in the law firm Reisman Carolla Gran LLP, specializing in disability law.  She has a national practice focused on disability rights and has represented clients in more than a half dozen states in disputes over inclusion and community service plans... Read More →
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Frank Laski

Frank Laski is engaged in a public interest law practice focused on representation of persons with disabilities and their organizations.  He is a former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee.  He was also Director of Disability Projects for... Read More →
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Barbara Ransom

A civil rights attorney who represents individuals, families and organizations seeking relief from discrimination on the basis of disability.

Thursday December 14, 2017 10:55am - 11:45am
M301 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303