Select Criteria: Tracks = IDEA

Sunday, April 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number: PRE 3
IEP goals and objectives are the basis for providing FAPE. They must be measurable and appropriately ambitious in light of a student's unique circumstances. That's why writing appropriate, legally defensible goals is not an easy task. Join Attorney Courtney Stillman as she explores precarious IEP goal writing practices described in... Read More
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  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)
  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)

Sunday, April 16, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Session Number: PRE 2B
Join Attorney Geneva Jones for one of the most comprehensive examinations of the IDEA available. Referencing the law, landmark special education decisions, and real-world examples, Geneva will lay the groundwork... Read More
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  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)
  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)
  • Session Number: PRE 5
Dyslexia—the most common learning disability—remains one of the hottest topics in special education. Through an examination of the law, the latest guidance, and selected recent case decisions, Attorney Jan Tomsky... Read More
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  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)
  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)

Monday, April 17, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Session Number: I1
Schools had a difficult time meeting their child find obligations with respect to students with mental health concerns before the pandemic. Now, they must also consider how the pandemic’s impact... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I2
Special educators know that a frequent flier complaint from parents is that their child's IEP is not properly implemented. But, writing an IEP and ensuring proper implementation doesn't have to... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I3
The IDEA requires districts to ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This obligation poses significant challenges for IEP teams... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I4
The IDEA aims for students with disabilities to develop skills and become independent. But, providing FAPE sometimes means assigning a one-to-one aide to assist the student. How do districts ensure... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Monday, April 17, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Session Number: I1-R
Schools had a difficult time meeting their child find obligations with respect to students with mental health concerns before the pandemic. Now, they must also consider how the pandemic’s impact... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I2-R
Special educators know that a frequent flier complaint from parents is that their child's IEP is not properly implemented. But, writing an IEP and ensuring proper implementation doesn't have to... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I3-R
The IDEA requires districts to ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This obligation poses significant challenges for IEP teams... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Tuesday, April 18, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number: I5
A foundational concept of the IDEA is that parents of children with disabilities are partners in the planning of their children’s special education programs. This is not just an aspirational... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I6
Adequate child find and eligibility practices are the foundation of IDEA compliance. This requires a multi-disciplinary team to review evaluative data and determine if the student meets the criteria of... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Tuesday, April 18, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Session Number: I4-R
The IDEA aims for students with disabilities to develop skills and become independent. But, providing FAPE sometimes means assigning a one-to-one aide to assist the student. How do districts ensure... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I7
There is so much to unpack about the multi-faceted planning process that is transition under the IDEA. Attorney Jose Martin will spotlight the legal issues that arise when IEP teams... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I8
Mindfulness practices can help manage stress, maintain objectivity, encourage tolerance, and improve emotional regulation. However, they can be challenging to implement in real time during IEP meetings while simultaneously de-escalating... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Tuesday, April 18, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Session Number: I5-R
A foundational concept of the IDEA is that parents of children with disabilities are partners in the planning of their children’s special education programs. This is not just an aspirational... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I6-R
Adequate child find and eligibility practices are the foundation of IDEA compliance. This requires a multi-disciplinary team to review evaluative data and determine if the student meets the criteria of... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I9
Parental requests for private and residential placements at public expense are on the rise! Districts that deny these requests, without giving them proper consideration, can face predetermination claims. Drawing on... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Wednesday, April 19, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Session Number: I10
In grades K-12, English learners with IEPs account for about 11% of all students with IEPs, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Through an in-depth analysis of selected recent... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I11
When the relationship between parents and the school sours and the due process writing appears on the wall, the parties aren't sent to their separate corners until the legal dust... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I7-R
There is so much to unpack about the multi-faceted planning process that is transition under the IDEA. Attorney Jose Martin will spotlight the legal issues that arise when IEP teams... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Wednesday, April 19, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Session Number: I8-R
Mindfulness practices can help manage stress, maintain objectivity, encourage tolerance, and improve emotional regulation. However, they can be challenging to implement in real time during IEP meetings while simultaneously de-escalating... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I9-R
Parental requests for private and residential placements at public expense are on the rise! Districts that deny these requests, without giving them proper consideration, can face predetermination claims. Drawing on... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Wednesday, April 19, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Session Number: I10-R
In grades K-12, English learners with IEPs account for about 11% of all students with IEPs, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Through an in-depth analysis of selected recent... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)
  • Session Number: I11-R
When the relationship between parents and the school sours and the due process writing appears on the wall, the parties aren't sent to their separate corners until the legal dust... Read More
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  • Breakout Session (75 minutes)

Wednesday, April 19, 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Session Number: POST 2
Since 2010, the number of students with autism receiving special education under Part B of the IDEA across the nation has steadily increased, according to U.S. Department of Education. But so too have the have the number to teaching strategies and services. Join Attorney Pamela Leist as she explores all... Read More
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  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)
  • Half-Day Workshop (3 hours)