Lehigh University’s 44th annual Special Education Law Conference, “The Latest Legal Lessons of a Long-Lasting IDEA,” will be held Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

The one-day program will provide a year-in-review keynote, as well as sessions on why cases don’t settle; social media and bullying, gender and sexuality matters; bullying under the IDEA; charter schools and traditional LEAs; FAPE and mental/behavioral health agencies; non-attendance of students with disabilities; juvenile justice and the IDEA; statute of limitations at the hearing officer level; dyslexia; transition to post-secondary education; and placements of students with disabilities. There will also be a two-hour special ethics section for attorneys.

The conference is held at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus, in Iaccoca Hall. The cost is $195 per person. A detailed agenda, as well as registration information, is available online here.

This program is designed for those with connections to the field of special education, including administrators of private schools for students with disabilities, assistant superintendents, superintendents, intermediate unit directors, parents, principals, assistant principals, pupil personnel directors, special education and special education directors, regular and special education teacher-leaders, counselors, school psychologists, school board members, parent attorneys, school attorneys, private school representatives, mental health agencies, caseworkers, social workers, and hearing officers.

Contact Theresa Freeman, conference facilitator, via email with any questions.

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