Certificate in Special Education Advocacy – ISEA 2017

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William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy 2017

This year, for the first time, ISEA will offer the option for attendees to earn a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from William & Mary Law School.

Upon the conclusion of ISEA, we have traditionally issued informal certificates of participation in the Institute to attendees. This year, for the first time, we will offer the option for attendees to earn a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from William & Mary Law School for those who successfully complete the Institute and opt to earn the Certificate.

Please note that in Virginia, there are no certification or training requirements to become a special education advocate. We encourage you to research your state’s rules and regulations on the requirements, if any, of working as a special education advocate. This course does not provide a certification or endorsement. We are simply offering a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy, which indicates that our attendees have successfully completed the required courses within the Institute of Special Education Advocacy.

For those who choose the new Certificate option, the cost of registration will be $1195 for advocates and $1395 for attorneys. Starting in 2018, only the Certificate in Special Education Advocacy track will be offered. Learn more.

The ISEA five-day training program in special education advocacy is designed for experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law

  • 22 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures
  • taught by national leaders in the field
  • CEU and CLE credit anticipated (including Ethics)
  • law students – credit & non credit
  • attendance limited to 55

Conference details including fees, registration, and agenda topics.

All registrants receive copies of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, and Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments as well as PDF copies of Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015.

Attendees will be selected via an application process. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis bi-monthly until the class is full. Early applications are recommended.

Download the application for all registration details, costs, applicant questionnaire, and required pre-conference assignments.

Hosted by the William & Mary School of Law and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic and Wrightslaw.

Check out the highlights from ISEA 2016, meet the graduates and faculty, and view the slideshow.

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