Program Chairs

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer

Nicola Simmons

Keel Cottrelle LLP

Today’s education system is more challenging than ever

To ensure that the learning rights and safety of all students and staff are 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.

The OsgoodePD Legal Guide to Special Education Law 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.

What You’ll Learn

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?

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

Faculty

Program Chairs

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer

Nicola Simmons

Keel Cottrelle LLP

Instructors

Agenda

View the 2021 program agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.

Register

Nov 23, 2022

$595 + TAX

Time

Nov 23, 2022
8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m (ET)

Dec 16, 2022

$595 + TAX

Time

Dec 16, 2022

Bundle Pricing

Register for this program + The Advanced Issues in Special Education Law for special bundle pricing

$1,190 $995 + Tax


Printable registration form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

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Program content questions

Myrsini Zacharakis, Program Lawyer
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