December 21, 2017
In an article published on Dec. 21, 2017 in LRP Publications, Atlanta partner Nina Gupta provides insight on the IEP process and essential tips to ensure team members do not disrupt the process. “You want to keep conversations with parents professional,” Gupta said. “You want to be so careful about not predetermining anything. If someone goes way, way, way rogue, I'd rather not have that person on the team. I don't think anyone could say what she really thinks at that point. Emphasize that if the team loses trust in a particular team member, it may make sense to invite an alternative professional to participate. If I feel I can't have an honest conversation in front of a [colleague] without it getting back to the parents, I'd rather not have him with the full team.”
Gupta focuses her practice on education law, representing public and private educational entities, vendors, and professionals. She works directly with governing boards regarding effective policy development and compliance. She also focuses on disability and discrimination law and routinely counsels her clients in all aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX, and related statutes.
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