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COPAA SEAT and New Attorney online training accepting applications

Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Marshall
COPAA is proud to announce that SEAT and New Attorney online training courses are now accepting applications! 
This year we are offering SEAT 1.0, SEAT 2.0 and New Attorney Online!  Each of these courses are very popular and space is limited. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling admission process, and we expect the classes to fill up quickly. So don't delay, and please feel free to share this announcement with anyone that you think would benefit from and are qualified to attend.  


Click here for SEAT 1.0 and 2.0 course information, pricing, and to submit an application(s) now

This year we have two levels of SEAT classes being offered:

Seat Intro 1.0 -  This course is intended as an introduction to advocacy for education services for children/youth with special needs.  This class in intended for people new to advocacy, who want to increase their understanding of the field of special education advocacy; critical provisions of the federal laws that govern education to students with disabilities; and, increasing knowledge and skills to take the first steps to becoming a special education advocate for students and their families.  This class can be taken ‘stand alone’ or can be used as a pre-requisite to SEAT 2.0.

SEAT 2.0 Cohort 6 - The Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) 2.0 is yearlong course, classroom, self-study and a required practicum, that provides participants with the information, training (web-based) and practical experience to become a special education advocate. This course assumes that participants are familiar with special education and the IEP process; the range of disabilities and challenges addressed by IDEA; disability culture; and, working with families of children with disabilities.  This course includes reading and assignments in addition to the live class.  Students must pass course requirements and complete a practicum to receive a certificate of completion. 

Click here for New Attorney course information, pricing and to submit an application now

New Attorney Online Training: Special Education and Related Services Overview- This course is a 12 week online course to attorneys or current law students. The training reviews legislated and litigated requirements for special education and related services for students who have disabilities.  It is intended as an introductory skill building course for attorneys new to the practice of special education law. Participants explore in-depth federal law and case law and the importance of securing appropriate services and supports for students with disabilities.  Course includes reading and written assignments outside of the interactive live class. 

Note: Registration and attendance to COPAA educational events is NOT open to anyone who is not a member of COPAA OR does not meet eligibility. Any individual who currently receives more than 50% of his/her income from state, local, or, in the case of an attorney, who has represented such an agency or school district within the past five years, shall not be permitted to register or attend a COPAA educational event unless a formal exception is granted by the Executive Director of COPAA.  (Click here for more information regarding membership, guest membership and for the full eligibility policy). 

We look forward to another great season of training and hope to see you online!


Thank you,

COPAA's Training Committee

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