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Every Registrant must select the main conference registration. You may also add one or more pre-conference sessions (at an additional fee) if you wish.
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General Sessions, Meals, Receptions & Events

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
WED - Fun(d) Raiser Dinner *Additional Fee Sponsored by: A2Z Educational Advocates and Law Offices of Alexis Casillas
Description
3/7/20183/7/20186:30 PM10:00 PM
THU - Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Cherry Gulch and Novitas Academy
3/8/20183/8/20188:00 AM9:00 AM
THU - AM Coffee Break Sponsored by Tollner Law Offices
Description
3/8/20183/8/201810:30 AM10:45 AM
THU - PM Coffee Sponsored by New Haven RTC
3/8/20183/8/20182:45 PM3:00 PM
THU - Reception Sponsored by all of our 2018 Sponsors
Description
3/8/20183/8/20185:00 PM6:30 PM
FRI - Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Feinstein Education Law Group
3/9/20183/9/20188:00 AM9:00 AM
FRI - AM Coffee Break Sponsored by Reisman Carolla Gran LLP
3/9/20183/9/201810:30 AM10:45 AM
FRI - PM Coffee Break Sponsored by Huntington Learning Center
3/9/20183/9/20182:45 PM3:00 PM
FRI - Opening Keynote Sponsored by Mayerson & Associates
Description
3/9/20183/9/20185:15 PM6:30 PM
FRI - Welcome Kickoff Reception Sponsored by all 2018 Silver Sponsors
3/9/20183/9/20186:30 PM8:00 PM
SAT - Fun 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk *Additional Fee
Description
3/10/20183/10/20187:00 AM8:00 AM
SAT - Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Law Office of Mark B. Martin
3/10/20183/10/20188:00 AM9:00 AM
SAT - New Member and Attendees Meet and Greet
3/10/20183/10/20188:15 AM8:45 AM
SAT - General Session/Town Hall Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie
Description
3/10/20183/10/20189:00 AM10:30 AM
SAT - AM Coffee Break Sponsored by Alpine Academy
3/10/20183/10/201810:30 AM10:45 AM
SAT - Awards Lunch Sponsored by Bayes Achievement Center
3/10/20183/10/201812:00 PM1:15 PM
SAT - PM Coffee Break Sponsored by Freeman Law Offices, LLC
3/10/20183/10/20182:45 PM3:00 PM
SAT - Silent Auction and Evening Reception
3/10/20183/10/20186:00 PM8:00 PM
SUN - Breakfast Sponsored by Kule-Korgood and Associates, PC and Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC.
3/11/20183/11/20187:30 AM8:30 AM
SUN - 2017 Annual Case Law Review Sponsored by Cooper Hills Youth Center
3/11/20183/11/20188:30 AM9:45 AM
SUN - AM Coffee Break Sponsored by CAPCA, California Asso. Parent- Child Advocates
3/11/20183/11/20189:45 AM10:00 AM

Pre-Conference Sessions - Thu & Fri

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
P-1 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - New Attorney Skills Training: Special Education Law, Procedure and Strategy
Description
3/8/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
P-2 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Impartial Due Process Skills Training
Description
3/8/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
P-3 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Advocacy 101: Conflict Resolution: Tools and Strategies to Make IDEA Work for Parents & Students
Description
3/8/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
P-4 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Advanced Advocate Training: Representing Parents In Impartial Hearings
Description
3/8/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
T-1 - Thu Full Day - To IEP and Beyond: Using Your Advocacy Skills & Tools Before, During and After the IEP
Description
3/8/20183/8/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
T-2 - Thu Full Day - Appellate Litigation: A Roadmap to Winning IDEA Cases on Appeal
Description
3/8/20183/8/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
T-3 - Thu Full Day - Ensuring the Student with Autism is receiving FAPE under both IDEA and Section 504
Description
3/8/20183/8/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
T-4 - Thu Full Day - Transition Advocacy for all Students
Description
3/8/20183/8/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
T-5.1 - Thu AM - WIOA, IDEA, the ADA and Olmstead: How to Advance Those Tools Together in Your Advocacy
Description
3/8/20183/8/20189:00 AM12:30 PM
T-5.2 - Thu PM - Fry v. Napoleon Cmty Schools and its Impact on Exhaustion of Civil Rights Claims
Description
3/8/20183/8/20181:30 PM5:00 PM
F-1 - Fri Full Day - Baselines, Bell Curves, Batteries, and Bias: Making Sense of Educational Assessments for Sensible Programming
Description
3/9/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
F-2 - Fri Full Day - Federal Litigation of IDEA and Related Claims: An Attorney Workshop of a Walk through the Cases
Description
3/9/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
F-3 - Fri Full Day - Levering Brain Science and Technology to Win!
Description
3/9/20183/9/20189:00 AM5:00 PM
F-5.1 - Fri AM - Neuropsychological Assessments of Students with Complex Trauma: Helping Developing Brains Get Back on Track
Description
3/9/20183/9/20189:00 AM12:30 PM
F-5.2 - Fri PM - Trauma Informed Advocacy, Programming and Representation
Description
3/9/20183/9/20181:30 PM5:00 PM

Breakout Session I - Sat - 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
1.1 - Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, The Establishment - and Its Impact - of a Substantive Standard for a FAPE
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.2 - Obtaining Quality Independent Education Evaluations: Practical Advocacy Tips
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.3 - Challenging Racial Disparities in Special Education
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.4 - An Advocate's Guide to Dyslexia
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.5 - Understanding the Unique Needs of Military Families with Special Needs
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.6- School-to-Prison Pipeline, Push Out, and Students with Disabilities: Advocating for the Educational Needs of Adolescents with Behavior Challenges
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.7 - When School Attorneys Attack
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.8 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Attorneys and Advocates
Description
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM
1.9 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/10/20183/10/201810:45 AM12:00 PM

Breakout Session II - Sat - 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
2.1 - Obtaining Trauma-Informed Educational Services Under the IDEA and Section 504
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.2 - Comprehensive Speech/Language Assessment for Functional IEP Design
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.3 - Advocacy Strategies to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline: From Working with Localities to Litigation
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.4 - Charter Schools and Special Education: Common Problems and Advocacy Strategies to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive their Education
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.5 - Expanding Your Advocacy Work to Include the Media
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.6 - LRE for Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs): Essential Assessments and Considerations
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.7 - NCD IDEA Report Series : The Persistent Gap Between Promise and Reality
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.8 - Exhaustion after Fry: Application and Strategies FRY’S GRAVAMEN AND THE ROAD TO DAMAGES
Description
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM
2.9 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/10/20183/10/20181:30 PM2:45 PM

Breakout Session III - Sat - 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
3.1 - Essential Components of Vocational Evaluation: Employable Goals, Environmental Adjustment, and Expert Interpretation
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.2 - The Top 40-Chart-Topping District Court Decisions of 2017
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.3 - How to Write an Engagement Letter
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.4 - Making School Choice Work for Students with Disabilities
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.5 - Assessing, Treating, and Monitoring Interfering Behavior: And The Importance of Accurate Data
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.6 - The Endrew Decision: What Does It Mean for Systemic Litigation?
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.7 - Understanding the Difference Between IDEA, a Law to Educate Students with Disabilities, and the ADA/504 Which Prohibit Disability Discrimination
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.8 - Trauma-informed Holistic Advocacy: The Integration of Legal and Social Work Services in Special Education Advocacy
Description
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM
3.9 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/10/20183/10/20183:00 PM4:15 PM

Breakout Session IV - Sat - 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
4.1 - Increasing Access to Special Education Advocacy: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Pro Bono Panel
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.2 - Building IEPs to Meet the Endrew F. Standard
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.3 - Full Inclusion: How to Fight for the LRE and What to do WHen you Get it
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.4 - Trauma and Learning: Using Disability Law to Provide Equal Access to Education for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.5 - Keeping the Wheels on the Bus
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.6 - Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Review of Individual & Systems-level Advocacy Approaches
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.7 - Chasing Outcomes, Giving Up Rights in the Name of Choice
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.8 - Battling Implicit Bias to Advocate for African-American Students with Disabilities
Description
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM
4.9 I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/10/20183/10/20184:30 PM5:45 PM

Breakout Session V - Sun - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
5.1 - Fostering Connections in Pursuit of FAPE: Special Education Advocacy for Youth in Foster Care
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.2 CANCELLED - Resilient Advocacy: Strategies for Addressing Students Trauma and Our Own (Secondary) Trauma
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.3 - Put It on Paper: Draft a Solid Settlement Agreement with No Regrets
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.4 - More Than Just a Number: Myths, Facts, and Effective Uses of Cognitive Testing
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.5 - Protecting and Accessing Education Rights for Children Adopted Internationally
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.6 - Navigating the Growing and Evolving Charter Sector
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.7 - The "Thought to Be" Standard: Manifestation Determinations for the Unidentified Student
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.8 - What Has Made The Difference In the Meaning and Application of Special Education Law for Students with Disabilities: An Historical Analysis
Description
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM
5.9 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/11/20183/11/201810:00 AM11:15 AM

Breakout Session VI - Sun - 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
6.1 - ADA Accommodations for People /Students with Disabilities: Transitioning from High School to College and the Workforce
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.2 - Reviewing Timothy W. After Endrew: Meaningful Related Services for Students with Significant Disabilities
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.3 - "It's All Greek to Me": Understanding Psychoeducational Assessment Results
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.4 - Expulsion Strategies A Review and Primer
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.6 - A DIY Mediation Kit For Parents, Advocates, and New Attorneys
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.7 - It Takes a Village (or a Medical-Legal Partnership): Using Title IX and IDEA to Advocate for the Needs of Pregnant and Parenting Students
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.8 - Don't Shed Your Rights at the (Private) Schoolhouse Gate: Remedying Discrimination in NonPublic Schools.
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
6.9 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
CANCELLED 6.5 - Canines in the Classroom: The Law and Educational Benefits of Service Animals in Schools
Description
3/11/20183/11/201811:30 AM12:45 PM
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