Legal Update/Review of FBA and BIP

From: Pent
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 8:52 AM
Subject: Legal Update/Review of FBA and BIP

Greetings PENT Cadre, SELPA Directors, and PENT Supporters At Large:

Many of you have asked me for a legal update/review of FBA and BIP. The article below was produced by Perry Zirkel, a well-known nationally prominent attorney with an in-depth knowledge of caselaw. It is available on line for downloading. For many of us, it may be too dense, but for others, there may be highlights we wish to glean.

Case Law for Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans: An Empirical Analysis
retrieved from:

For those of us who wish a shorter, less vigorous, and more practical dos and don’ts document that reviews case law, the following website in Illinois has a great FBA/BIP Brief Caselaw Update. I highly recommend this article for those wondering what the national (inclusive of California) perspectives are on the topic. Access it at:

Wishing you all a wonderful winter break with friends and family!

Diana Browning Wright
PENT Director


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