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William & Mary Law School

2017 Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA)

Agenda l Faculty l Graduates l Slideshow

The 2017 Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) at William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA, July 30 - August 4, 2017 provided training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law.

ISEA 2017 also provided an Advanced Advocacy track for returning alumni who wanted to receive the William and Mary Law School Certificate in Special Education Advocacy.

ISEA is a five-day training program hosted by the William & Mary School of Law and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, and Wrightslaw.

*** ISEA 2018 scheduled for July 29 - August 3, 2018 ***
Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly, from February 1, 2018-June 30, 2018

ISEA Class of 2017

ISEA 2017 Graduates

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Julia Aldrich, D.C.

Lori Arons, NJ

Rita Ashdale, NY

Nancy Barbour, VT

Brenda Barnes, OK

Heather Bell, AZ

Kristin Bidwell, NY

Carolyn Blasko, NH

Elizabeth Blumenfeld, D.C.

Jennifer Bolander, OH

Nick Butler, CO

Max Cassady, AL

Melissa Cleary, IL

Cheryl Connors, NJ

Daphne Corder, TX

Brenda Cox, OH

Krista Darby, PA

Mary Elizabeth Dillon, WA

Amy Dobronyi, CO

Justine Dunlap, RI

Heather Eckner, MI

Mariah Emond, CO

Aza Fakhri, CO

Jennifer Feerick, CA

Jeff Forte, CT

Alexis Garcha, CA

Janet Goode, TN

Kristie Hamby, AL

Faith Hamilton, CT

Jolene Harrington, MA

Laura Heneghan, CT

Kelly Herrick, SC

David Hood, MT

Jodie Howard, CA

Molly Isaacs-McLeod, KY

Kelli Jardim, CT

Larissa Johnson, CT

Rachel Judd, CO

JoAnn Kudell, CA

Karen Lynch, NY

Sandra Malave, FL

Melissa McMahan, GA

Thomas Mendenhall, MD

Erin Moon-Walker, IN

Ray Nelson, VA

Laurie Pachl, CO

Andrew Potter, SC

Sarah Reiner, FL

Andrea Rossi, MI

Nicole Schaper, TX

Carol Silva, MA

Yolanda Umeda, CA

Amy Wall, VA

Renee Webster-Hawkins, CA

ISEA 2017 - Slideshow


Meet the ISEA 2017 Graduates l View the Slideshow

William & Mary Institute of Special Education Law 2017

ISEA 2017 - Day 4

Wrightslaw Conference Page Archive: https://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/archive/17.07.va.wm.htm

What ISEA 2017 graduates are saying...

ISEA: the graduate school of Special Ed Advocacy.

The ISEA program is a must attend for both attorneys and advocates interested in Special Education Law.  The quality and breadth of instruction is unparalleled and you will leave the institute having a deeper and practical knowledge of Special Education Law.

The William & Mary Law ISEA provided an awesome opportunity to learn from incredibly inspirational professionals who have dedicated their careers to advocating for children, as well as network with professionals in my area.

Learn more in one week than you ever learned in law school. The most informational experience you will encounter in your professional life.

ISEA: where seasoned professionals, attorneys, and advocates spend a week teaching and learning the finer points of advocacy for special needs students.

A great way to obtain skills, knowledge, and professional relationships to enhance your practice.  Great way to meet and learn with people who are doing this work.  Learn from the best to be the best!

This program is life changing. Follow your heart. Follow your dreams. Make a difference.

I.S.E.A. Indelible Stupendous Enthusiastic Advocates
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one..... Einstein's dreams

This program has made me more confident in my knowledge of the special education process.  And, the contacts I made here will no doubt make me a better advocate.

The ISEA program is essential training for all who are working in the area of special education advocacy. Equip yourself with the knowledge necessary so that you can effectively help others!

ISEA solves the problem of "You don't know what you don't know."

All participants get to be around individuals that have cases that have profoundly changed the Special Education area. It is rare to see this many professionals in one setting.

Well worthwhile!  This is a valuable opportunity to learn from many experienced advocates and attorneys.  Once you've exhausted local trainings, this is well worth the trip.


William & Mary Institute of Special Education Law 2017

ISEA 2017 - Day 4

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