SMBA First Friday Lunch Feb 3 - Transforming Special Education Conflicts through Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Friday, February 03, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Inotheke, 606 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • Buffet style lunch.
  • Buffet style lunch included.

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Don't miss this interesting and informative lunch presentation Transforming Special Education Conflicts through Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

By: Jason A. Harper

Mediator/Conflict Resolution Specialist


 $35 Members; $45 Non-members; Discounted price for students.

Jason Harper is the founder of Harper Conflict Resolution, LLC. Utilizing a collaborative approach, Jason mediates an assortment of disputes including Education, Employment, Landlord/Tenant, and Homeowner/HOA. His passion, however, is teaching peer mediation and conflict resolution to students and faculty at the middle school and high school levels as well as assisting in the creation and coordination of peer mediation programs.

In addition to mediation, Jason is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) consultant, professor, and trainer. Most notably, Jason is the ADR Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, providing mediation and conflict resolution services to 14 school districts and 22 charter schools. He has also provided mediation and conflict resolution trainings for the Western Justice Center and the International Visitors Council, training adults from over twenty different countries. He is also a Professor of Mediation at Pacific Coast University, School of Law.

Jason is the President of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and serves on the Board of Directors for the SCMA Education Foundation. Jason received his Masters degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills and his mediation training from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. 

This event is a must for any parent and attorneys practicing in the areas of Education Law, Disability Rights or Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Preventing Discrimination & Bullying
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (which replaced No Child Left Behind Act)
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA or IDEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Testing and Assessment 
  • Resource Allocation
  • Mistreatment
  • Use of Special Education Funds
  • Discipline and Suspension
  • Special Education Hearings

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