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*This event is open to the public*
 

This is a live interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop.

 

Presenters: Alyssa Navarrete Thorn, Esq.,is a staff attorney at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a community-based program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Mallory Legg, Esq.,is a staff attorney at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law), a community-based program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

 

CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

 

Course Description: The first part of the session will provide attendees with an overview of the Maryland Individualized Education Program (IEP). The presenters will walk attendees through the document, explaining what information is contained in each section and offering insight in to the legal aspects of each IEP section. The second part of the session will focus on the special disciplinary protections afforded to students with disabilities. Information will also be provided about disparities that exist in the use of disciplinary procedures for students with disabilities and students of color.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

 

Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

Understanding your Child's IEP:

1.  Identify the various sections of a Maryland IEP document.

2.  Explain what information should be contained in each section of the IEP.

3.  Discuss special education law and the rights of students with disabilities.

Discipline of Student's with Disabilities:

1.  Explain the special disciplinary protections afforded to students with disabilities.

2.  Identify the disproportionate use of exclusionary discipline of students with disabilities and students of color.

3.  Discuss special protections for students with disabilities in Maryland (e.g. pre-kindergarten to second grade suspension ban).

 

Target Populations:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical and medical staff
  • Direct support professionals
  • Other community service providers
  • Speech/Physical/Occupational therapists
  • Students/trainees

 

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $55 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $15 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $10 for students/trainees workshop registrations.

 

There is no processing fee required for payment by check. Apply promo code "PAYBYCHECK” at checkout. All checks must be received five business days prior to the training. If you are paying by check, please write the date of the session on the memo line. For example: "SLS June 29" 

 

Make check payable to: Kennedy Krieger Institute (In note section write "MCDD SLS June 29")

 

Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

 

Kennedy Krieger Institute Employees:  If your department will be covering the cost of the training, please enter your budget code when prompted. Enter promo code "KKISTAFF" at checkout. Your total will go to $0.00 so that payment can be received via interdepartmental budget transfer.

 

Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by e-mail Training.MCDD@kennedykrieger.org  seven business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.

 

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.