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Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities, and Special Needs Students: Common Liability Issues and Practical Solutions
Erin D. Gilsbach

Using recent cases from across the nation to provide an expansive study of the topic, Atty. Gilsbach addresses some of the most prominent and sometimes puzzling issues, including: requirements for nurse attendance; administration of medication; volunteers and the provision of services and accommodations; confidentiality issues; parental attendance; disagreement between the school and the student’s physician regarding ability to participate; implementation of accommodations at irregular or one-time events (dances, performances, etc.); and much more.

Price: $299.00
Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities, and Special Needs Students: Common Liability Issues and Practical Solutions

From swim teams to middle school musicals and everything in between, public schools offer wide varieties of extracurricular activities and field trip opportunities, but what are their legal obligations regarding accommodating students with disabilities at these events/trips, and are today’s schools really doing enough? In this session, Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., a school attorney who provides professional development to educators, school leaders, and school attorneys nationwide, provides a lively, in-depth analysis of this issue.

Using recent cases from across the nation to provide an expansive study of the topic, Atty. Gilsbach addresses some of the most prominent and sometimes puzzling issues, including: requirements for nurse attendance; administration of medication; volunteers and the provision of services and accommodations; confidentiality issues; parental attendance; disagreement between the school and the student’s physician regarding ability to participate; implementation of accommodations at irregular or one-time events (dances, performances, etc.); and much more.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • What does the law require with regards to accommodating students with disabilities during extracurricular activities and events?
  • What different types of activities/events require special consideration?
  • When should schools be determining accommodation needs for students who will or may be participating in extracurriculars?
  • What are the rules regarding sharing information about students’ disabilities and medical needs with volunteers, such as coaches and chaperones?
  • What do schools need to think about when planning overnight trips?
  • When are nurses required, and when can a layperson provide medical accommodations?
  • What are the obligations of schools to accommodate students at one-time events, such as dances, concerts, etc., when they are not even sure that the student will be in attendance?
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Price: $299.00

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Erin Gilsbach

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Access your training anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Engaging and up-to-date training to support your career and your organization.
  • Handouts you can distribute to your board and staff.