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Special Education Law Conference

May 10, 2019
Special Education Law Conference
Special Education Law Conference

The Special Education Law Conference is a one-day program that provides a year-in-review case law keynote and various break-out sessions on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. The conference will take place at Lehigh University, College of Education, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015. The registration cost is $200.

Please be sure to view the agenda and biographical sketches of presenters, moderators and reactors.


All attendees will be required to fill out an online registration form. At the end of the form, once you have filled out your contact information and session selections, you will have the option to pay my credit card or mail in your check or submit your PO. 

If you do not receive prompt confirmation of your registration, please contact Event Coordinator Trish Dilg because we will likely have to close registrations before May 10 and will not be able to allow entry to individuals who did not receive confirmations (due to fire regulations in terms of facility capacity)

  • Registration for the event is $200 per person. It includes breakfast, lunch, parking and session materials. 
  • If paying by credit card: Your confirmation for the conference is immediate.
  • If paying by check or PO: Your confirmation for the conference is confirmed once we have received a check or a PO from your organization.
  • Refunds: Cancellations after April 19th will forfeit their registration fee.
  • Deadline: Registration deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.


  1. School-home considerations in developing appropriate IEPs;
  2. Interaction between school resource officers and students with disabilities;
  3. Legal obligations to children with disabilities in relation to ideated, attempted, or actual student suicide;
  4. Section 504/ADA after the student transitions to postsecondary education;
  5. Public records in the digital age;
  6. Disaster preparedness and consequences for student with disabilities;
  7. Mental health and students with disabilities;
  8. Charter schools and students with disabilities;
  9. Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs);
  10. FAPE for students in other agencies' placements;
  11. Medical marijuana issues for students with disabilities;
  12. Technology and instructional access issues for students with disabilities;
  13. Physical restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities; and
  14. Legal ethics for special education attorneys.

The role groups who will find the program of special interest are: administrators of private schools for students with disabilities, assistant superintendents, superintendents, intermediate unit directors, parents, principals, assistant principals, pupil personnel directors, special education and special education directors, regular and special education teacher-leaders, counselors, school psychologists, school board members, parent attorneys, school attorneys, private schools, mental health agencies, caseworkers, social workers, and hearing officers.


Conference Director - Dr. Perry Zirkel, University Professor Emeritus of Education and Law:
Event Coordinator - Trish Dilg:

Continuing Education Credits

ACT48 credits: Approved!

CLE credits: Approved!

We will also provide, upon request, a certificate of attendance.


Parking instructions will be sent to all attendees prior to the conference via email.