Agenda

We are excited about the line up of topics for this year’s agenda. Stay tuned as details emerge.

Preliminary listing of topics (subject to change):

General Sessions:
Year in Review
Panel Discussion
Section 504 and ADA News and Reviews

Mini-Courses:
Hot Topics in Special Education Law
IEP and Section 504 Plan Fundamentals
Common Core and Special Education
Special Education Documentation How To’s
Transition and Enhancing Post-Secondary Success
The Role of Special Education Director
Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Section 504: Protecting Students with Disabilities
RTI and Special Education Law
Ethics

Workshops:
9th Circuit Updates
Discipline of Special Education Students
Manifestation Determination
Avoiding the Pitfalls in the IEP Process
IDEA Procedural Safeguards
School’s Right to Choose
Students with Mental Health Needs
Upstream Conflict Resolution
Revisiting FAPE
Universal Design Learning
Positive Intervention for Serious Behavior Problems
Legal Considerations In Implementing Behavior Interventions: Restraint, Seclusion and Aversives
RTI Based Best Practices: Specific Learning Disabilities

Monday, October 5, 2015

8:00 AM Registration Desk Opens
8:00 – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optional Pre-Institute Mini-Courses

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

7:30 AM Registration Desk Opens
7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 AM First General Session
10:00 – 10″15 AM Refreshment Break
10:15 – 11:45 AM Tuesday Morning Workshops
11:45 – Noon Recess
Noon-1:30 PM Second General Session and hosted luncheon
1:45 – 3:15 PM Tuesday Afternoon Workshops
3:15 – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30 – 5:00 PM Third General Session
5:15 – 6:30 PM Hosted Reception

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

7:30 AM Registration Desk Opens
7:30 – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 AM Wednesday Early Morning Workshops
9:45 – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 – 11:30 AM Wednesday Late Morning Workshops
11:30 AM 2015 Institute adjourns