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 COPAA Annual Conference 

The Fairmont Dallas, March 2-5, 2017

Now accepting proposals for presentation at the 19th Annual Conference!

For detailed instructions on what is required in the proposal, a list of sample topics and to submit or "register" a proposal, select one of the following: (Please read the proposal requirements closely, submissions that do not include all information in requested format will not be considered).

Click Here for Main Conference Breakout Proposals

Click Here for Pre-Conference Session Proposals

The deadline for submissions is 8/15/16 at midnight eastern time. Please don't wait until the last minute, we welcome submissions throughout the summer. We receive more than twice the number of proposals than we can accept, so submit early and don't miss out! 

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. And you may receive up to 22 CLE credit hours for attending all 4 days of training!

crowd networking at COPAA conferenceCOPAA 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.

General Session COPAA Conference
This exciting conference sells out early because of sessions, events and networ
king opportunities that rejuvenate your spirit and hone your skills to assure that every child you represent has a chance to learn, to achieve and to contribute, to graduate ready to attend college or pursue a career, and to be a productive and contributing member of his or her community.

Continuing Legal Education

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. 

Watch for updates on 2017 once the program is determined. 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. 


Students Rights Initiative - Dedicated to empowering students with disabilities to protect and exercise their rights in school and beyond.

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more Calendar

6/1/2016 » 6/1/2017
Webinar Subscription for Organizations

6/1/2016 » 6/1/2017
Webinar Subscription for Individuals

6/15/2016 » 8/15/2016
2017 Main Conference Call For Proposals

6/15/2016 » 8/15/2016
2017 Pre-Conference Call For Proposals

7/14/2016 » 8/4/2016
2016 Webinar Series 1: IEP's and Their Components, What You Should Know

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