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When to Consult an Education Attorney

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  • 1. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney Presented by Lana L. Traynor LLC June 25, 2009
  • 2.
    • We want to empower you to become an informed and active participant in the special education process.
    Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney 4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved.
  • 3. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • Key acronyms we will use today:
      • BIP/BSP
      • FBA
      • IDEA & IDEIA 2004
      • IEE
      • IEP
      • LRE
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. Key Acronyms
  • 4. Don’t Lay a Brick!
    • What does the acronym FBA stand for?
    French Braid Association Free Barbecue, Always Emaciation Funny, Brilliant Attorney
  • 5. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • Only four types of “bricks” can be used to build IEP walls.
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Four Bricks Identification Evaluation Placement Provision of FAPE
  • 6. Hitting the Brick Wall – Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • The first brick
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Four Bricks Identification
  • 7. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • The second brick
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Four Bricks Evaluation
  • 8. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • The third brick
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Four Bricks Placement
  • 9. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • The fourth brick
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Four Bricks Provision of FAPE
  • 10. Don’t Lay a Brick!
    • What is the second brick used to build IEP walls?
    Evaluation Emancipation Emaciation Emasculation
  • 11.
    • The four IEP brick types must fit into two different “buckets.”
    Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney 4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. Two Buckets Procedural Issues Substantive Issues
  • 12. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • Bucket #1
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. Two Buckets Procedural Issues
  • 13. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • Bucket #2
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. Two Buckets Substantive Issues
  • 14. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney
    • An education attorney can help:
      • Identify the bricks;
      • Remove the bricks;
      • Place the bricks into one of two buckets, and;
      • Recycle those bricks.
    4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Value of Working with an Education Attorney
  • 15.
    • An education attorney can use certain “tools of the trade” to transform the IEP brick wall.
    Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney 4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. The Value of Working with an Education Attorney
  • 16. Don’t Lay a Brick!
    • An Education Attorney can help with what?
    Taking care of your speeding tickets Masonry on your fireplace Removing those stubborn grass stains Removing IEP Bricks
  • 17.
    • The message we want to leave you with:
    • You are not alone;
    • Your input is valuable;
    • Trust your instincts, and;
    • There is hope.
    Hitting the Brick Wall – Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney 4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Traynor, LLC All rights reserved. Section Sub-Title Here
  • 18. Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney 4.21.09 Q &A
  • 19. Thank You! 4.21.09 Lana L. Traynor, LLC 1221 SW Yamhill Street / Suite 290 / Portland, Oregon 97205 p. 503.223.4147 / f. 503.224.3667 / e. info@traynorlawfirm.com www.traynorlawfirm.com Hope for a better future begins today… Contact Lana L. Traynor, LLC, Attorney at Law, at 503.223.4147 to schedule a free initial consultation.