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Positive School Discipline and the Educational Rights of Foster Youth

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Voices for CASA Children

4300 North Miller Road, Suite 101

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Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Do you know the special education rights of foster youth? What to learn how to advocate for positive school discipline?

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Have questions about special education services for foster children? What about discipline and school push-out? Join VOICES and special education attorney, Amanda Glass from the Arizona Center for Disability Law, for an in-depth discussion of these topics and techniques CASAs can utilize to advocate for foster children. The first portion of this extended training will cover the laws that impact students with disabilities in foster care and will provide advocacy strategies for ensuring such students get the services they need to be successful. The training will also cover the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Every Student Succeeds Act. Challenges faced by students with disabilities in foster care, including identifying the child’s special education decision maker, placement in the least restrictive environment, school stability, and dispute resolution options when parents and schools disagree will also be addressed.

The second half of the training will focus specifically on the topic of school discipline—how discipline can be avoided with appropriate evaluations, services, and placement; how students with disabilities are entitled to certain protections from discipline; and the problem of “informal” discipline (sent home early, shortened school days, home bound/tutoring, withdrawal rather than face discipline). CASA volunteers will also have the opportunity to go over the use of restraint and seclusion in Arizona schools and the rules surrounding both. Bring your questions!

*Note: a small lunch will be provided

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Voices for CASA Children

4300 North Miller Road, Suite 101

Suite 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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