WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY, November 29, 1017 — Special education litigation often ends up with outcomes that are not always in the best interest of the student, and settlement agreements do not address the real educational and behavioral issues that were initially of concern related to the learner. Consequently, school superintendents, special education directors, & child study teams take actions that result in liabilities for these districts just to settle the dispute. Later, these actions come back to haunt the school districts and are harmful to the learners.
Sometimes attorneys and school administrators use inappropriate tactics and focus solely on “winning” the battle against the opposing side. For example, the matters of concern involving a school classroom design may end up with a home ABA program just to settle the matter which never addressed the original educational issues. In the end, least restrictive environments (LRE) and Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) mandates were not corrected or remediated.
Exhausting simple practices, such as the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) & behavior intervention plans, can prevent violations of learners’ rights while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars for parents and tax payers. The use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) runs throughout the fabric of this workshop this Friday Dec 1st 2017 as best practices in special education.
Please join this panel discussion of attorneys and BCBAs either by live webinar or in person at our Brett DiNovi & Associates Woodbridge office for this exciting event this Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm. More details and registration can be found here.