The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require public schools to provide free and appropriate educational services to special needs children. Many public schools honor their obligations under these laws. Others, often because of funding issues, shortchange their most vulnerable students.
This program, taught by David G.C. Arnold, Of Counsel to Robson & Robson, P.C., will familiarize the general litigator with the variety of services that are available for the special needs student, and give them the confidence to represent special needs school children in obtaining these services.
David G.C. Arnold is Of Counsel at Robson & Robson, P.C., and focuses his practice exclusively on state and federal litigation. Mr. Arnold routinely represents clients at both the trial and appellate levels, in administrative hearings and in arbitrations. He has tried a number of jury trials and has represented clients before the United State Supreme Court.
Mr. Arnold has been instrumental in the development in special education law both in Pennsylvania and nationally. He litigated the seminal case of Lower Merion v. Doe that requires school districts to provide transportation to special needs school children not attending public schools. Mr. Arnold routinely teaches and lectures in the area of special education law and in other aspects of federal litigation.
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