This session will explain the legal requirements of the IDEA, ECEA, and Section 504 when students are disciplined at school. We will also cover the requirements for functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans. Additionally, we will discuss restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities, including the
potential impact on a student's ability to receive a free appropriate public education. Finally,
we will discuss various administrative complaint processes available to parents when a student's rights under the IDEA, ECEA, and Section 504 are violated, and how these can be used in the context of the juvenile justice system. To conclude, we will discuss how this information can be used to help avoid the school to prison pipeline.