Legal Issues Facing Military Families with Special Needs

July 28, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
Free webinar / Hosted by the Military Families Learning Network

There are over 1.3 active duty military families serving our country right now.  While many Americans imagine these families work, live and attend school on a military installation, it’s largely not true.  Our 1.5 million military children live and attend school in local communities. Over 140,000 of those families have one or more family members and children with a special need – physical, mental, emotional, medical or educational.  Any family with a child or adult with a special need knows that challenges are normal, but these challenges become magnified especially when a child with a special need is asked to move 6-9 times over a parent’s career.  This presentation will answer those core legal questions that parents face when interacting with a school system and highlight some of the difference in the rules from state to state.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review requirements for getting children tested for special education or related services.
  2. Identify legal rights when moving states or schools with a child with special educational needs.
  3. Identify difference between an IEP and a 504 plan.
  4. Address discipline in school for children with special needs.

Approved for 1.0 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.

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