College of

Special Education Law Conference

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:45pm
Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Hall
Registration Fee: 
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 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. The 2020 workshop was cancelled during to COVID-19. 

Who Should Attend?

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.


Registration has closed for the symposium.

Session Topics
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Does It Have New Legal Meaning?;
  • Transportation under the IDEA: Are the Wheels Coming off the Bus?;
  • Avoiding Due Process Hearings: “It’s All About the Approach”;
  • Methodology Litigation in the Education of Students with Disabilities: Is There a Change in Direction?;
  • “Executive Functioning” in K-12 Disability Law: From Disorder to Order;
  • Extracurricular Activities in the IEP or the 504 Plan: What Are the Legal Boundaries?;
  • Mental Health: The Legal Obligations of Schools under Disability Laws;
  • Who Do the Courts Find More Persuasive: School Personnel or Outside Experts?;
  • Medical Marijuana in Schools: Implication for Educators and Parents;
  • Disability, Discipline, and Disproportionality: How to Answer the Call for Equity;
  • Cyber Bullying of and by Students with Disabilities: Recent Legal Developments;
  • Ethics in Special Education Litigation: Who’s the Client?
  • Lost in Translation: Eligibility and FAPE for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students; and
  • Compensatory Education: When Payment Due Exceeds Accounts Received.
Continuing Education Credits

ACT 48 & CLE Credits are available. 


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