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Students on the Autism Spectrum: Legal and Practical Considerations for Education Administrators

Date and Time
1:00 - 2:30 PM


Join Fisher Phillips Partner Scott Schneider and Senior Associate Legal Counsel for the Colorado State University System, Josh Zugish, as they discuss legal and practical considerations of effectively working with students on the autism spectrum.

Among the items this 90-minute webinar will cover include:

  1. Increasing population of students on the autism spectrum, the unique traits of students on the spectrum, and reasons schools should consider support programs
  2. Legal requirements under ADA/Section 504 related to reasonable accommodations vs. personal services
  3. Including support program costs into the higher education student’s cost of education so they are eligible expenses for financial aid purposes
  4. Legal and disciplinary issues when addressing behaviors
  5. Practical considerations for implementing support program
    I. Expenses
    II. Community/agency partnerships
    III. Tie in with educational programs, particularly graduate programs
    IV. Examples of established, high functioning programs
  6. Success stories/case studies

Learning goals for this 90-minute webinar include:

  1. Learning about increasing the population of students on the autism spectrum and common issues. Highlight importance of avoiding stereotypes while recognizing traits.
  2. Understanding legal issues (ADA/504) and opportunities (financial aid/community grants) related to autism support programs.
  3. Understanding legal and student discipline issues when working with students on spectrum, identify opportunities to use discipline systems to educate and encourage students
  4. Tools and suggestions for developing a program

October 19, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
Students on the Autism Spectrum: Legal and Practical Considerations for Education Administrators (90 minutes)

Cost: Free of charge

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**This webinar is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits.


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