This seminar offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable information from experts in the field on special education issues. The faculty will provide you with the practical, relevant information you need to confidently and effectively handle the most challenging special education issues. The faculty will cover Wisconsin general law and case law developments, including the newest developments regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
- New developments in special education law
- IEP development
- Obligations to children enrolled in private schools
- Reflections of a school superintendent on IDEA and NCLB
- The attendee will be able to discuss updates on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
- The attendee will be able to identify positive behavior interventions.
- The attendee will be able to review recent developments and case law.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)
I. New Developments In Special Education Law
A. Review Of Recent State And Federal Cases And State Due Process Decisions
B. Review Of Recent State And Federal Statutory Developments
II. Evaluations And Eligibility
B. Having 'Knowledge'
C. Classification Of Children
D. Balancing Eligibility Determinations With Over Identification Concerns
III. IEP Team Meetings
A. Team Members, Invitees And Their Roles
B. Procedures During Meetings
C. Securing Consensus, What It Means And What It Doesn't
D. Practical Advice When Dealing With District Employees And/Or Parents
IV. IEP Development
A. Development Of The IEP: 'Appropriate' versus 'Reasonable' Educational Services
B. LRE/Inclusion In The Regular Education Classroom
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Break 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
A. Interplay Between State Discipline Statutes And Special Education Provisions
B. Change In Placement
C. Manifestation Determinations
D. Alternative Settings
E. Summary And Practical Advice
VI. The No Child Left Behind Act
A. Impact Of The Act
B. Future Of The Act
VII. Obligations To Children Enrolled In Private Schools
A. Children Currently Enrolled In Private Schools
B. Children Placed By The District
C. Children Unilaterally Placed By Parents In Private Schools
VIII. Reflections Of A School Superintendent On IDEA And NCLB
A. Working For The Child
B. Working With Staff
C. Creating Positive Partnerships With Parents
IX. Questions And Answer Session