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Mark Your Calendars - 21st COPAA Conference

March 7-10, 2019 ·New Orleans, Louisiana


  Why attend COPAA's Annual Conference? 

"COPAA is not a conference for theorists to discuss what should be, but
for the warriors who will fight battles in the trenches and the generals
who will map strategy, knowing what it is and how to do it. Applied
techniques, tactics, strategy, war stories – it’s all there at COPAA."

~ Wrightslaw, THE SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE, VOL. II, NO. 2, January 8, 1999

crowd networking at COPAA conference
General Session COPAA 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. This conference is typically approved for up to 22 CLE credit hours for attending all 4 days of training (see below).

COPAA 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.

This exciting conference sells out because of sessions, events and networking 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.

21st Anniversary Conference - New Orleans, LA - March 7-10, 2019

Continuing Legal Education

This activity has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.0 CLE hours for attorney professional conduct and 17.75 General CLE instruction hours. 

This course has been approved for 22.25 Illinois MCLE general credit hour(s). This includes 2.5 hours of professional responsibility credit. 

We have also applied for 22.50 hours (which includes 2.50 hours of Elimination of Bias and 1.25 hours of Legal Ethics) to the State Bar of California. The MCLE application is pending approval. 

The majority of states have a reciprocity agreement with one of these states.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.

Student Rights Initiative (SRI) Sessions Co-occurring with COPAA's 20th Annual conference. To empower students to protect and exercise their rights, we are launching the third annual Student’s Rights Initiative Symposium consisting of 3 days of training and networking!

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