LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities® has earned a reputation for providing high quality professional development. Now in its 44th year, the National Institute with its nationally recognized speakers, who explain how to convert legal mandates into best practices, continues to be the pinnacle of special education knowledge sharing and networking.

Attendees of the National Institute include state special education directors, Section 504 coordinators, superintendents, school principals, school psychologists, school and parent attorneys, state agency personnel, education specialists, charter school administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers, social workers, mediators, hearing officers, and parents/student advocates.

LRP is looking for presentation proposals to speak at the 44th Annual National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities in 2023. Single-presenter sessions are given preference. Presentations should promote discussion of special education laws, highlight current challenges, and provide proven practices for legal compliance. Specific strategies for improvement, innovative approaches, best practices, and discussions of specific disabilities are all topics of interest to the conference’s audience.

Proposals will be accepted until June 27, 2022.

Types of sessions:

In addition to the General Sessions, the National Institute offers the following types of sessions:

Full-Day Workshop (6 hours)
Half-DayWorkshop (3 hours)
Breakout Session (75 minutes)


National Institute sessions fall into one of the following tracks designed to offer in-depth coverage of real-world compliance issues on specific areas of concern:

  • Administrative - Sessions geared toward special education administrators and support staff. 
  • IDEA - Sessions focusing clearly on aspects of the law impacting students with disabilities. 
  • Section 504 - Sessions designed to navigate the complexities of Section 504 and the ADA. 
  • Behavior - Sessions outlining legal strategies and guidelines for teaching students with behavioral issues. 
  • Digital Learning Solutions - Sessions offering legal strategies and guidance on how to maximize technology in serving students with disabilities. 
  • Ethics - One-hour sessions for special education law attorneys exploring how the Model Rules of Professional Conduct apply to the special education practitioner. 
  • Special Ed Connection® User Group Sessions - Tips from Special Ed Connection® users on how to use LRP's innovative online resource.
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