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The education system in 2018 is more challenging than ever and a greater number of students have special needs requiring support beyond those ordinarily received in the school setting. To ensure that the learning rights and safety of all students and staff is not compromised, it is critical that those working in special education have a complete and current understanding of the law and how it guides their day to day actions.

This 13th Annual OsgoodePD program was developed to provide you with a practical, up-to-date understanding of the most pertinent legal challenges in special education law today and give you strategies to deal with them.

Topics include:

  • The latest human rights case law relating to special education and schools
  • The positive duty to address allegations of discrimination in the school
  • Strategies for dealing with violent behavior in schools: protecting students and staff
  • How does OHSA impact special needs students, their teachers and other educational workers?
  • Can a school board refuse to admit a student under the Education Act? Why and how?

Faculty

Keynote Adress

  • David Lepofsky, Visiting Professor (part-time), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Chair, AODA Alliance; Member & Past Chair, Toronto District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee

Chair

  • Robert G. Keel, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Brendan Browne, Ph.D., Executive Superintendent, Leadership, Learning & School Improvement, Toronto District School Board
  • Nicole Dupuis, Director of Health Promotion, Windsor Essex County Health Unit
  • Simon Fisch, Counsel, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
  • Jessica Koper, Shibley Righton LLP
  • Sheila M. MacKinnon, Shibley Righton LLP
  • Dr. Sharon Pyke, Superintendent of Education, Special Education Program and Services, Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Nicola Simmons, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Sheilagh Turkington, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP

Agenda

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.

Delivery

The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.

Refunds

All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

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Technical Support

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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
October 11, 2018
Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School trustees
  • Directors of Education
  • School board staff
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of
  • Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Legal practitioners – education law practitioners

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