IDEA and Special Education Law

Legal Area:        Educational Law Advocacy School Disabiltiy Special Education
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $25.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        10/31/2019

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program designed to cover IDEA and Special Education law in Texas. This presentation will be helpful to lawyers as well as an parents who have special needs children. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on November 15, 2017. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • IDEA Federal Law

    • IEP Meetings, ARD Meetings, and Behavorial Intervention Plans (BIP)

    • Due Process Hearing and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

    • Full Individual Assessment (FIE) or Initial Educational Evaluation

    • Functional Behaviorial Assessment (FBA)

    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    • Individual Educational Evaluation (IEE) & Individualized Education Program (IEP)

    • Manifestation Determination Review (MDR)

    • Prior Written Notice (PWN) & Review of Existing Evaluation Data (REED)

    • Maintenance of Current Educational Placement and Transition

    • Helpful Resources

    The speaker for this course is Holly Terrell, who is an attorney with the firm of Law Office of Holly Terrell and Affiliate Attorney with Cirkiel & Associates, P.C. Holly’s legal practice focuses on disability and special education law. Holly graduated Texas A&M University in 2002 with her Bachelor of Science degree and obtained her law degree from South Texas College of Law, cum laude, in 2005. Thereafter, she worked at two highly regarded litigation law firms as well as an oil and gas services company where she drafted and negotiated contracts. In 2012, Holly gave birth to a beautiful baby girl with Down Syndrome and discovered a strong passion for helping families of children with special needs navigate the complicated education system and receive services for their children guaranteed under the law. In 2015, she started the Law Office of Holly Terrell and dedicated her practice to helping people with disabilities and their families with all types of disability and special education law issues. Holly is admitted to practice law in Texas and in the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas. Additional biographical information for Holly may be found on the Cirkiel & Associates, P.C. website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
    These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

    In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE. * Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information. *

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