California Association of School Psychologists


Legally Defensible Practices

3 hours running time

This presentation will review the laws and regulations under both the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and California law governing behavior and discipline for special education students with a focus on appropriate completion of a manifestation determination meeting.

The primary objectives of this discussion include:

  • Providing an understanding of the laws and regulations governing special education behavior and discipline.
  • Providing an in-depth discussion of the requirements and decision-making process at a manifestation determination meeting.
  • Providing references to legal decisions illustrating various special education manifestation determination hearing decisions.
  • Providing guidance regarding legally defensible practices in conducting a functional behavioral assessment and functional analysis assessment and developing a behavior support/intervention plan.

Carl D. Corbin, Esq., of School and College Legal Services of California graduated from Gallaudet University with a Psy.S. in school psychology, worked over five years in public school districts as a school psychologist, is a LEP (inactive) and NCSP, and obtained his law degree at University of California, Boalt Hall.


$75.00 CASP Members
$125.00 Non-members




LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NCSPs: The course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Professional Development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under Provider Number 1025, licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. CASP is responsible for the content of this workshop.

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