Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Protecting the Legal and Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities
COPAA Annual Conference
The Fairmont Dallas, March 2-5, 2017
Click on Program/Agenda above to view the agenda-at- a- glance and for links to detailed descriptions of sessions and events.
Why attend COPAA's Annual Conference?
When you have a tough case against a school district and need information or advice where do you turn? If you’re like most, you come to the unparalleled peer-to-peer network COPAA.
You will receive absolute top notch education advice, support, and strategy. This conference has been approved for up to 22 CLE credit hours for attending all 4 days of training! The approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education offers credit to the majority of other state bars via reciprocity agreement. Please check with you state bar. This course has been approved 1.25 for professional conduct instruction (ethics credit) for attending breakout session Ethical Questions Across the Spectrum: Students, Parents, Schools and Others—What Do You Do?
COPAA members work in the trenches every day to assure that IDEA, Section 504, The ADA and other federal and state laws are implemented as intended. We have experienced, time and time again, the full synergistic force of effective IEP teams; where parents and students are equal members, the team works collaboratively, and the resulting individualized program gives the student a real shot at life enrichment as the result of receiving a meaningful, quality education.
The Annual COPAA Conference is your opportunity to learn, face-to-face, effective strategies from the COPAA network. Learn information and approaches to support each student through the spirit and letter of the law to be as independent, self-sufficient, self-advocating as possible; enforcing their civil right to equal opportunity.
We submit each year for approval by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education. The majority of states have a reciprocity agreement with Ohio.
We also submit to the Illinois MCLE for general credits.
Please be sure check your state for reciprocity with one of these states. Certificates of attendance are provided at the conference. You must sign in to each session attended on-site.
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