What Parents Need to Know About School Discipline for Kids With LD/ADHD/ASD
Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.
October 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Students with learning and attention challenges are twice as likely as their non-disabled peers to be suspended or expelled because of social, emotional, or behavioral problems. School removal not only forces kids to lose essential academic instruction and positive social interactions, it increases their risks of being held back, dropping out, failing to graduate, and becoming entangled in the ‘special education-to-prison’ pipeline.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act appreciate that students with disabilities may engage in disruptive behaviors because of their disabilities and should not be punished for those behaviors. Consequently, during school disciplinary hearings, kids with identified disabilities have special protections under the laws.
Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker, adult diagnosed with ADHD, and practicing attorney specializing in special education law, criminal defense and school discipline, will help parents understand these rights and explain how to be proactive about ensuring their implementation.
SPED*NET Wilton does not provide medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material in this webinar is provided for educational purposes only.