Current Issues in Representing Students with Special Needs

(257 Ratings)

Produced on: August 13, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review what the IDEA and Section 504 require of public schools
  2. Discuss the process for obtaining services for the special needs child
  3. Provide practice pointers for the general litigator representing a special needs child for the first time


David G.C. Arnold

Robson & Robson, P.C.

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.


kristi n.

good course

Elisa A.

Interesting class. Well presented and informative.

Andrew S.

Extremely thorough and well presented. Outstanding!

Cheryl W.

Very well presented.

Christopher T.

Precise, well-organized, easy to follow.

Doug C.

This was a very effective presentation and an excellent introduction to an aspect of a particular legal practice.

Adria B.

Well done! Great topic.

Kathleen L.


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Kenneth R.

Great program

chad b.

Good Course.

Catherine L.

Great presentation. I really needed this information. Thank you.

Angela D.

This webcast was very informative and the practical steps provided very clear.

Sema L.

Excellent presentation. I had no problem with the audio or visual feed.

J Thomas S.

Excellent presentation. Every word was beneficial.

Jillian F.

Very informative speaker- he is very thorough and clear on the issues.

Wendy W.

excellent program

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