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Fun(d) Raiser Dinner - Wed - Evening - Mar 6

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WED - Fun(d) Raiser Dinner *Additional Fee Sponsored By A2Z Educational Advocates
Description
3/6/20193/6/20196:00 PM9:00 PM

Breakfast and Breaks - Thu - Mar 7

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Continental Breakfast - THU
3/7/20193/7/20198:00 AM9:00 AM
Coffee Break - AM THU Sponsored By Haynes Family of Programs – S.T.A.R. Academy
3/7/20193/7/201910:30 AM10:45 AM
Coffee Break - PM THU Sponsored By CAPCA, California Association of Parent- Child Advocacy
3/7/20193/7/20192:45 PM3:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Thu & Fri - Two Day Sessions - Mar 7 & 8

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P-1 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - New Attorney Skills Training: Special Education Law, Procedure and Strategy
Description
3/7/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
P-2 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Impartial Due Process Hearing Training for Attorneys
Description
3/7/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
P-3 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Advocacy 101: Conflict Resolution: Tools and Strategies to Make IDEA Work for Parents & Students
Description
3/7/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
P-4 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Advanced Advocate Training: Representing Parents in Impartial Hearings
Description
3/7/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Thu - Full Day Sessions - Mar 7

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T-1 - Thu Full Day - To IEP and Beyond: Using Your Advocacy Skills & Tools Before, During and After the IEP
Description
3/7/20193/7/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
T-2 - Thu Full Day - Finding FAPE: Foolproof Practical Tips and Strategies for Successful Student Educational Programs
Description
3/7/20193/7/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
T-3 - Thu Full Day - Hot Topics in Litigation Strategy: From Pre-Hearing to Attorney’s Fees
Description
3/7/20193/7/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
T-4 - Thu Full Day - Using Endrew F. to Plead Your Case and Plan Winning Cross-Examination
Description
3/7/20193/7/20199:00 AM5:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Thu - Half Day Sessions - Mar 7

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T-5.1 - Thu AM - Wrap-Around Legal Strategies
Description
3/7/20193/7/20199:00 AM12:30 PM
T-5.2 - Thu PM - Using Technology to Handle Student Records and Gain the Edge, From Intake Through Hearing
Description
3/7/20193/7/20191:30 PM5:00 PM

Reception - Thu - Evening - Mar 7

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Reception Sponsored by all of our 2018 Sponsors
3/7/20193/7/20195:00 PM6:30 PM

Breakfast, Events and Breaks - Fri - Mar 8

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Continental Breakfast FRI - Sponsored By Selene Almazan Law, LLC
3/8/20193/8/20198:00 AM9:00 AM
Coffee Break - AM FRI Sponsored By Berney & Sang
3/8/20193/8/201910:30 AM10:45 AM
Coffee Break - PM FRI Sponsored By Huntington Learning Center
3/8/20193/8/20192:45 PM3:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Fri - Full Day Sessions - Mar 8

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F-1 - Fri Full Day - Baselines, Bell Curves, Batteries, and Bias: Making Sense of Ed. Assessments So You Can Make Sensible Individualized Ed. Pgms.
Description
3/8/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
F-2 - Fri Full Day - Special Education Advocacy: The How-To’s and How Not-To’s of a Successful Practice
Description
3/8/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
F-3 - Fri Full Day - Federal Litigation of IDEA and Related Claims, - Attorney Workshop of a Walk through the Cases
Description
3/8/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM
F-4 - Fri Full Day - The Key to Winning Due Process: Expert Witnesses
Description
3/8/20193/8/20199:00 AM5:00 PM

Pre-Conferernce - Fri - Half Day Sessions - Mar 8

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F-5.1 - Fri AM - My Child Has A Diagnosis: Know My Rights
Description
3/8/20193/8/20199:00 AM12:30 PM
F-5.2 - Fri PM - Beginner’s Guide to Building the IEP
Description
3/8/20193/8/20191:30 PM5:00 PM

Keynote and Reception - Fri - Evening - Mar 8

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Opening Keynote: Communication Strategies to Create a Winning Story, Sponsored by Winston Preparatory School
3/8/20193/8/20195:15 PM6:30 PM
Welcome Reception/Exhibits FRI - Sponsored by all 2019 Silver Sponsors
3/8/20193/8/20196:30 PM8:00 PM

Breakfast, Events and Breaks - Sat AM - Mar 9

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COPAA Annual Fun 5K Run or 1 mile Walk
3/9/20193/9/20197:00 AM8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast SAT - Sponsored By Cherry Gulch
3/9/20193/9/20198:00 AM9:00 AM
New Member and First Time Conference Attendee Meet and Greet
3/9/20193/9/20198:15 AM8:45 AM
General Session - Dr. Edward Fergus: Addressing Disproportionality & Dr. Joe Ryan: Dangers of SROs - Sponsored By Feinstein Education Law Group, LLC
3/9/20193/9/20199:00 AM10:30 AM
Coffee Break AM SAT - Sponsored By Alpine Academy
3/9/20193/9/201910:30 AM10:45 AM

Breakout Session I - Sat - 10:45 am - 12:15 pm - Mar 9

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1.1 - The Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid During Post-Secondary Transition Planning/Evaluation
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.2 - Classroom Observations: Why They Are Important and How to Get Access for Both Parents and Experts
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.3 - Recovering Attorneys Fees: The Fight for Full Recoveries
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.4 - Holistic Advocacy for Students with Disabilities in the Juvenile Injustice System: Practical Strategies
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.5 - The Markedly More Demanding Standard: Endrew F., Z.B., N.P. and the Promise of Special Education
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.6 - NCD Reports on Charters and Vouchers
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.7 - A Climate of Fear: Serving the Immigrant Client
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.8 - Defending the Expedited Due Process Removal Case in a Post-Parkland Environment
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.9 - A View from the Inside: Special Education Attorneys with Disabilities
Description
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM
1.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/9/20193/9/201910:45 AM12:15 PM

Lunch - Sat - Mar 9

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Luncheon with Awards SAT - Sponsored By Bayes Achievement Center
3/9/20193/9/201912:15 PM1:30 PM

Breakout Session II - Sat - 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm - Mar 9

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2.1 - Holding the Fox Responsible: Enforcement of State Educational Agencys’ FAPE Obligations Under IDEA
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.2 - Representing Transgender Youth: Cultural Competency and Advocacy Tips
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.3 - Re-thinking Transition Plans in Light of the National Movement Toward Less Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.4 - Charter Schools and Child Find
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.5 - An “A.A.” How To: How to Make “Appropriately Ambitious” IEPs
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.6 - Be Buddies, Not Bullies: Issues with Bullying of School-Aged Children
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.7 - Discipline at its Best: How to Address Seclusion and Restraint and Manage the Disciplinary Process
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.8 - Eagle Eye Issues Spotting in Special Education Cases
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.9 - Out of Scandal Comes Opportunity: Using State Complaints to Force System Change – Recent Lessons from Chicago and Other Cities
Description
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM
2.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/9/20193/9/20191:45 PM3:15 PM

Coffee Break - Sat PM - Mar 9

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Coffee Break PM SAT - Sponsored By Law Office of Mark B. Martin
3/9/20193/9/20193:15 PM3:30 PM

Breakout Session III - Sat - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Mar 9

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3.1 - Trial Tactics from a Trial Lawyer
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.2 - Improving literacy outcomes for student with Intellectual Disabilities: Assessment to Intervention
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.3 - Special Education and Title IX: Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities Who Have Also Experienced Sex-Based Harassment or Assault
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.4 - Section 504 and the ADA – Why They Matter and What You Need to Know
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.5 - A National Crisis: When Autism Is Mistaken for Criminal Behavior
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.6 - Making Your Voice Heard on Policy Issues: Effective Use of Stories and the Media
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.7 - Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline: Successful Programs Across the U.S.
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.8 - The Children of Heroes: Representing Students with Disabilities from Military Families
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.9 - How to Build and Litigate a Child Find Case for Students with Emotional Disabilities Who Cannot Attend School and Pitfalls to Beware
Description
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM
3.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/9/20193/9/20193:30 PM5:00 PM

Events - SAT - Evening - Mar 9

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Reception/Silent Auction to benefit the Beth Goodman Scholarship Fund
3/9/20193/9/20195:30 PM7:00 PM
Live Entertainment SAT
3/9/20193/9/20197:30 PM9:00 PM

Breakfast, Events and Breaks - Sun AM - Mar 10

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Full Breakfast SUN Sponsored By Kule Korgood and Associates, PC and Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC
3/10/20193/10/20197:30 AM8:30 AM
Annual Case Law Review SUN - Sponsored By Reisman Carolla Gran & Zuba LLP
3/10/20193/10/20198:30 AM9:45 AM
Coffee Break AM SUN Sponsored By Mayerson & Associates
3/10/20193/10/20199:45 AM10:00 AM

Breakout Session IV - Sun - 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Mar 10

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4.1 - Fostering Success: Improving Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.2 - Obtaining Quality Independent Education Evaluations: Practical Advocacy Tips
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.3 - How to Lose: Dealing with Adverse Administrative Decisions
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.4 - Charter Schools – The Law and Advocating for and Protecting Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.5 - The Balance of School Safety and IDEA Mandates: Are Threat Assessments the New School to Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.6 - The Next Great Challenge: The College/University Transition for Students with Disabilities
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.7 - Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District RE-1: A Case for Full Inclusion
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.8 - Beyond the Black Letter of the Law: Innovative Strategies to Rescue Drowning Students, Develop Appropriate Pgms. and Police Their Implementation
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.9 - Stay Put/Pendency: From the Basics to Thinking Outside the Box
Description
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM
4.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/10/20193/10/201910:00 AM11:30 AM

Coffee Break - Sun - Mar 10

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Break SUN
3/10/20193/10/201911:30 AM11:45 AM

Breakout Session V - Sun - 11:45 am - 1:15 pm - Mar 10

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5.1 - The Top 40 Chart-Topping District Court Decision of 2018
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.2 - A DIY Mediation Kit for Parents, Advocates and Attorneys
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.3 - Battling Implicit Bias to Advocate for African American Students with Disabilities
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.4 - Reconsidering the Due Process Complaint and Answer to Advance Civil Rights Claims After Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools and M.C. v. Antelo
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.5 - One Student, Many Systems
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.6 - Meeting Families Where They Are: Creating a Community-Based Medical Legal Partnership to Disrupt the School Prison Pipeline
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.7 - Designing Meaningful IEP’s from the IEP Table
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.8 - IDEA Statute of Limitations: Looking Beyond Two Years
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.9 - Simplifying Language Assessments: Understanding the subtests, scores, and functional application of skills
Description
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
5.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/10/20193/10/201911:45 AM1:15 PM
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