The 40th Anniversary of the IDEA: The Past is Prologue
June 21 – June 26, 2015
The program offers two parallel tracks, one for basic that offers in-depth foundation knowledge about the IDEA and Section 504: Eligibility, FAPE, LRE, Student Discipline, and Remedies. The other track is for advanced participants, offering brand new “hot topics”: Settlement Process, Exiting Special Education, “Meaningful” Parental Participation, Inadequate IEP Implementation as a FAPE Denial, Transition Services, Noncustodial Parent Issues, and State Complaint Resolution Process.
The experienced program faculty features attorneys Laura Anthony (Ohio), Edward Bauer (Florida), Maria Blaeuer (Washington, DC), Esther Canty-Barnes (New Jersey), Andrew Cuddy (New York), Laura Gillis (Massachusetts), Zvi Greismann (Maryland), Dana Jonson (Connecticut), Michael Joyce (Massachusetts), Bernadette Laughlin (Ohio), Isabel Machado New Jersey), Deborah Mattison (Alabama), Kevin McDowell (Indiana), Michael Stafford (Delaware), and—from Pennsylvania--Andrew Faust, Joshua Kershenbaum, Dennis McAndrews, Gabrielle Sereni, and Dr. Perry Zirkel.
The symposium begins on Sunday evening with a dinner and keynote lecture by Dr. Melody Musgrove, Director, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education. The symposium concludes on Friday with Dr. Zirkel’s National Case Law Update and Crystal Ball.
The workshop is offered for graduate and continuing education credit. Weekly and daily options are available. Full information is available on the symposium website: coe.lehigh.edu/law. For any questions, email or call Shannon Weber or Donna Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 758-5557.