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Congressional Lobbying Day - Wed - Mar 4

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COPAA Capitol Hill Day
Description
3/4/20203/4/20207:30 AM5:00 PM

Fun(d) Raiser Dinner - Wed - Evening - Mar 4

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WED - Fun(d) Raiser Waterfront Dinner *Additional Fee - Sponsored By The Steedman Law Group, LLC
Description
3/4/20203/4/20206:00 PM9:00 PM

Breakfast and Breaks - Thu - Mar 5

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Continental Breakfast - THU
3/5/20203/5/20208:00 AM9:00 AM
Coffee Break - AM THU
3/5/20203/5/202010:30 AM10:45 AM
Coffee Break - PM THU Sponsored by Haynes Family of Programs, Inc.
3/5/20203/5/20202:45 PM3:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Thu & Fri - Two Day Sessions - Mar 5 & 6

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B-1 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - New Attorney Skills Training: Special Education Law, Procedure and Strategy
Description
3/5/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
B-2 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Due Process Hearing Training
Description
3/5/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
B-3 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Advocacy 101: Making an Effective Difference for Families Using IDEA
Description
3/5/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
B-4 - Thu/Fri 2 Days - Advanced Advocate Training: Representing Parents in Impartial Hearings
Description
3/5/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
B-5 - Baselines, Bell Curves, Batteries, and Bias: Making Sense of Educational Assessments so You Can Make Sensible Educational Plans
Description
3/5/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Thu - Full Day Sessions - Mar 5

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T-1 - Thu Full Day - Speaking the Language of Literacy: Communication and Collaboration with Reading and Writing Experts
Description
3/5/20203/5/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
T-2 - Thu Full Day - Common Ground: Developing A Successful Special Education Advocacy Business with An Ethical Mindset
Description
3/5/20203/5/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
T-3 - Thu Full Day - Reframing Special Education as a Civil Rights Issue: Litigating Cases for Students with Disabilities under the ADA, Section 504
Description
3/5/20203/5/20209:00 AM5:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Thu - Half Day Sessions - Mar 5

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T-4.1 - Thu AM - Manifestation Determination Reviews Under IDEA and Section 504
Description
3/5/20203/5/20209:00 AM12:30 PM
T-4.2 - Thu PM - Special Education Rights for Children with Behavioral Challenges: What to Expect in the IEP, FBA & BIP and Avoiding MDR & Expulsion
Description
3/5/20203/5/20201:30 PM5:00 PM

Reception - Thu - Evening - Mar 5

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Reception Sponsored by all of our 2020 Sponsors
3/5/20203/5/20205:00 PM6:30 PM

Breakfast, Events and Breaks - Fri - Mar 6

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Continental Breakfast FRI - Sponsored By Selene Almazan Law, LLC
3/6/20203/6/20208:00 AM9:00 AM
Coffee Break - AM FRI Sponsored By The Innisfree Foundation, Inc.
3/6/20203/6/202010:30 AM10:45 AM
Coffee Break - PM FRI Sponsored By Huntington Learning Center
3/6/20203/6/20202:45 PM3:00 PM

Pre-Conference - Fri - Full Day Sessions - Mar 6

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F-1 - Fri Full Day - Federal Litigation of IDEA and Related Claims “Attorney Workshop of a Walk through a Federal Case Study”
Description
3/6/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
F-2 - Fri Full Day - Persuasive Writing: A Roadmap to Winning IDEA Cases
Description
3/6/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM
F-3 - Fri Full Day - Legal Foundations for Comprehensive Assessments & Evaluations: Guiding Principles for Appropriate Specialized Instruction & Goal
Description
3/6/20203/6/20209:00 AM5:00 PM

Pre-Conferernce - Fri - Half Day Sessions - Mar 6

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F-4.1 - Fri AM - Beginner's Guide to Building The IEP
Description
3/6/20203/6/20209:00 AM12:30 PM
F-4.2 - Fri PM - From Mess to Success: A Step-by-Step Approach for When, Why and How to file State and Due Process Complaints
Description
3/6/20203/6/20201:30 PM5:00 PM

Keynote and Reception - Fri - Evening - Mar 6

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Opening Keynote: Liz Weintraub (Welcome) and Patrick Shwarz,PhD - Sponsored By Bayes Achievement Center
3/6/20203/6/20205:15 PM6:30 PM
Welcome Reception/Exhibits FRI - Sponsored by all 2020 Silver Sponsors
3/6/20203/6/20206:30 PM8:00 PM

Breakfast, Events and Breaks - Sat AM - Mar 7

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COPAA Annual Fun 5K Run or 1 mile Walk
3/7/20203/7/20207:00 AM8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast SAT - Sponsored By Alpine Academy
3/7/20203/7/20208:00 AM9:00 AM
New Member and First Time Conference Attendee Meet and Greet
3/7/20203/7/20208:15 AM8:45 AM
General Session : Rodney Robinson - Sponsored Law Office of Regina Skyer & Associates
3/7/20203/7/20209:00 AM10:30 AM
Coffee Break AM SAT - Sponsored By Cherry Gulch
3/7/20203/7/202010:30 AM10:45 AM

Breakout Session I - Sat - 10:45 am - 12:15 pm - Mar 7

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1.1 - Transfer of Rights Process: Debunking the Myths of Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.2 - The State of the Twice Exceptional: Potential, Challenge and Where Endrew F. Should Take Us
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.3 - Ethics for Special Education Attorneys
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.4 - Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy: Taking Advocacy to the Next Level
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.5 - Bringing Legislation on Cameras in Classrooms into Focus
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.6 - Advocating for the Education Rights of Court-Involved Young People
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.7 - Barriers for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.8 - A View from the Inside: Special Education Attorneys with Disabilities
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.9 - Advocating for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Description
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM
1.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/7/20203/7/202010:45 AM12:15 PM

Lunch - Sat - Mar 7

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Luncheon with Awards SAT - Sponsored by Winston Preparatory School
3/7/20203/7/202012:15 PM1:45 PM

Breakout Session II - Sat - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Mar 7

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2.1 - Removing Barriers to a Vocational Education: Supporting Students with Disabilities Who Wish to Attend Vocational High Schools
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.2 - Civil Rights Damages in Special Education Cases
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.3 - The Top 40 Chart-Topping District Court Decisions Of 2019
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.4 - What Special Education Advocates Need to Know About the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.5 - Autism Under Arrest: How to Navigate the Juvenile Justice System for Children and Youth with ASD
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.6 - Significant Disproportionality: A Win For Students
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.7 - Trauma and Learning: The Impact and How To Effectively Advocate For The Student’s Needs
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.8 - The ADAAA of 2008 Intended to Make It Less Burdensome for Individuals with Disabilities To Qualify For A §504 Plan, But Is It Happening?
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM
2.9 - Restraint and Seclusion: A Blueprint for How Parents, Attorneys and Advocates Can Influence Change
Description
3/7/20203/7/20202:00 PM3:30 PM

Coffee Break - Sat PM - Mar 7

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Coffee Break PM SAT - Sponsored By Law Office of Mark B. Martin
3/7/20203/7/20203:30 PM3:45 PM

Breakout Session III - Sat - 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm - Mar 7

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3.1 - Trial Tactics from a Trial Lawyer
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.2 - When I'm 64: Everything You Need to Know but Didn't Have Time to Ask -- Tools and Techniques to Plan for the Future
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.3 - A Guide to Interpreting and Using School District and Independent Assessment Reports
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.4 - FBAs and BIPs: Obtaining and Using a Quality Evaluation to Make Your Case
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.5 - Practical Tips for Representing the Low-Income Client: Understanding the Needs and Challenges that Impact Advocacy
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.6 - The Journey: How We Got Where We Are Today
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.7 - Autism Spectrum Disorder: How Late Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis, and No Diagnosis Affects African American and Minority Families
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.8 - From Rowley to Endrew F. and Beyond: The Evolution of a Free Appropriate Public Education
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM
3.9 - So You Think You Want to Hire a Lawyer? Tips for Parents to Navigate the Process and Be Prepared
Description
3/7/20203/7/20203:45 PM5:15 PM

Events - SAT - Evening - Mar 7

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Reception/Silent Auction to benefit the Beth Goodman Scholarship Fund
3/7/20203/7/20205:30 PM7:00 PM

Breakfast, Events and Breaks - Sun AM - Mar 8

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Full Breakfast SUN Sponsored By Kule Korgood and Associates, PC and Law Offices of Jennifer Laviano, LLC
3/8/20203/8/20207:30 AM8:30 AM
Annual Case Law Review SUN - Sponsored By Reisman Carolla Gran & Zuba LLP
3/8/20203/8/20208:30 AM9:45 AM
Coffee Break AM SUN Sponsored by Steedman Law Group
3/8/20203/8/20209:45 AM10:00 AM

Breakout Session IV - Sun - 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Mar 8

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4.1 - Preparing for, Briefing and Presenting Oral Argument in Appeals in United States Courts of Appeals
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.2 - A Deep Dive into 504 and Damages
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.3 - Addressing Trauma in Schools
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.4 - IEP Transition Toolbox
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.5 - Meeting the Special Education Needs of the English Language Learner
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.6 - Enforcing Section 504 in Schools: An Exercise in Education
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.7 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Stay-Put (“Pendency”) Placements During Due Process and Appeals
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.8 - How to Create a Learning Notebook for a Student with Disabilities
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.9 - How to Speak So Schools Will Listen: Strategies for Collaborative, Effective, and Successful IEP Meetings
Description
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM
4.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/8/20203/8/202010:00 AM11:30 AM

Coffee Break - Sun - Mar 8

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Break SUN
3/8/20203/8/202011:30 AM11:45 AM

Breakout Session V - Sun - 11:45 am - 1:15 pm - Mar 8

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5.1 - Continuing the Battle to Fully Recover Attorneys' Fees
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.2 - The Markedly More Demanding Standard: Three Years Into Endrew F.
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.3 - College Concerns: Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Navigate Campus Discipline Issues
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.4 - How Much Justice Can You Afford? Reliance on Statutory Fee Shifting when Representing Families of Low- to Moderate Means as Private Counsel
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.5 - Florida's New School Safety Law Is Being Used As A Model For The Rest Of The Country: What You Need To Know For Students With Disabilities
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.6 - Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Using a Variety of Strategies to Reduce the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.7 - The Role and Power of Independent Evaluations – How To Critically Evaluate And Use Independent Evaluations And Test Data To Secure Appropriate
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.8 - The Most Important Person in the Room: Advocating for Meaningful Parental Participation from Evaluation Request to Due Process Hearing
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.9 - Advocacy 2020: How COPAA's Policy Leadership Protects and Promotes the Civil Rights of Children
Description
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
5.10 - I will not attend a session during this breakout time
3/8/20203/8/202011:45 AM1:15 PM
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