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Wednesday, July 31 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
FBA’s and BIPs and Discipline

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IDEA mandates the use of positive behavioral supports where a child’s behavior impedes the child’s learning. The development of behavioral intervention services stem from a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) . Based upon the results of the FBA, a school district creates a BIP, which is a plan designed to manage the interfering behaviors.  The BIP develops strategies to address these behaviors based upon the FBAs analysis as to why the student exhibits the behaviors. Thus, the creation of the BIP is dependent upon the FBA, much as the creation of the IEP is dependent upon evaluations and observations. The FBA and BIP assist parents and school officials at IEP meetings to select interventions and strategies that directly address the problem behavior. Lack of appropriate FBAs and BIPs lead to unnecessary discipline issues in schools. A parent side attorney will discuss the importance of FBAs and BIPs and the discipline issues that may arise from a lack of support.


Selene Almazan

Legal Director
Selene Almazan has represented students and families for over 30 years.  Selene is a former Supervising Attorney for the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland where she represented children in the foster care system, including representation in special education matters. For nearly 23 years... Read More →

Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
UW Conference Center A/B