Welcome Class of 2016 to the sixth annual Institute of Special Education Advocacy at the William and Mary Law School.
55 attendees, accepted through an application process, met for the opening reception Sunday evening, July 31 and got to know each other on The Circuit circuit.
On Monday, Dean Douglas of the Law School, welcomed the Class of 2016 to the opening session that began five intense days of training in special education law and advocacy from national experts in the field.
Topics of study keep the class busy for long hours during the day – and into the evening for after hours sessions.
- History & Relevant Law
- Case Law Review
- Tests & Measurements
- Preparing a Case for Trial / Due Process
- Due Process / State Complaints
- Dispute Resolution
- Evidence Strategies
- IEP Strategies –
- Working with Schools
- Art of Disagreeing
- Behavior Issues
- Alternatives to IDEA
- Educational Rights of
- Section 504 and the ADA
- Transitions to Post-Secondary
- Creating Systemic Change
- Filing OCR Complaints
- Law / Advocacy Practice
- ADA and High Stakes Testing
Midweek is time for happy hour, dinner together and packed house evening sessions – discussion and networking begin again over breakfast.