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Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney Presented by Lana L. Traynor LLC June 25, 2009
<ul><li>We want to empower you to become an informed and active participant in the  special education  process. </li></ul>...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>Key acronyms we will use today: </li></ul><ul...
Don’t Lay a Brick! <ul><li>What does the acronym FBA stand for?  </li></ul>French Braid Association Free Barbecue, Always ...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>Only four types of “bricks” can be used to bu...
Hitting the Brick Wall – Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>The first brick </li></ul>4.21.09 © 2009 La...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>The second brick </li></ul>4.21.09 © 2009 Lan...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>The third brick </li></ul>4.21.09 © 2009 Lana...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>The fourth brick </li></ul>4.21.09 © 2009 Lan...
Don’t Lay a Brick! <ul><li>What is the second brick used to build IEP walls?  </li></ul>Evaluation Emancipation Emaciation...
<ul><li>The four IEP brick types must fit into two different “buckets.” </li></ul>Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to C...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>Bucket #1 </li></ul>4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Tr...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>Bucket #2 </li></ul>4.21.09 © 2009 Lana L. Tr...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney <ul><li>An education attorney can help: </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>An education attorney can use certain “tools of the trade” to transform the IEP brick wall. </li></ul>Hitting the ...
Don’t Lay a Brick! <ul><li>An Education Attorney can help with what?  </li></ul>Taking care of your speeding tickets Mason...
<ul><li>The message we want to leave you with: </li></ul><ul><li>You are not alone; </li></ul><ul><li>Your input is valuab...
Hitting the Brick Wall Knowing When to Consult an Education Attorney 4.21.09 Q &A
Thank You! 4.21.09 Lana L. Traynor, LLC 1221 SW Yamhill Street / Suite 290 / Portland, Oregon 97205  p. 503.223.4147 / f. ...
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When to Consult an Education Attorney

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

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