Professional Development Winter 2015 220 North Main Street Suite 201 Natick, MA 01760 508.653.6776 Fax 508.653.0878 ACCEPT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DATE / TIME / LOCATION January 27, 2015 Legal Traps 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Pitfalls: The Hampton Inn 319 Speen Street, Natick, MA What Every Educator Needs to Know Earn 5.5 participation hours WORKSHOP PRESENTER WORKSHOP FEES All Attendees ....... $100 MichaelJ.Joyce Nutall and MacAvoy, P.C. The fee includes coffee, lunch and handouts . WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Knowledge is foundational to good decision making. This presentation, offered by attorney Michael Joyce of Nuttall & MacAvoy, P.C., will focus on procedural and pragmatic advice to help practitioners avoid, and defend against, special education litigation. The presentation will focus on both the procedural and substantive obligations under the IDEA, M.G.L. c. 71B and the special education regulations at 603 C.M.R. 28.00, with a particular focus on meeting those requirements in the context of applied behavior analysis. The presentation will incorporate recent case law and hearing decisions relevant to applied behavior analysis to provide the most up-to-date information from both federal and state legal decisions. WHO SHOULD ATTEND General and Special Education Teachers, Inclusion Specialists, Team Chairs, Principals and Special Education Administrators ABOUT THE PRESENTER Michael J. Joyce is a former public school teacher and currently an attorney with Nuttall, & MacAvoy, P.C. specializing in general education and special-education law in public schools. He has served as a civil rights attorney for the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR); a prosecuting attorney in the Gang Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; and a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Mr. Joyce graduated from Boston College Law School and holds a Master in Educational Administration from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where he teaches a graduatelevel course on education law and policy. accept.org 1 2 See registration form for more information.
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