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INSTITUTE 2020 ONLINE EVENT LIST OF SESSIONS

  GENERAL SESSION  

Where 2019 Has Taken Us and Where 2020 Might Lead: Hot Topics in Special Education Law

Karen Haase

Karen Haase
Attorney, KSB School Law, PC, LLO,
Lincoln, Neb.

  TECHNOLOGY  

Providing FAPE in the Era of a Teacher Shortage Crisis

Brandon K. Wright

Brandon K. Wright
Attorney, Miller, Tracy, Braun,
Funk & Miller Ltd., Monticello, Ill.

The Times They Are A-Changin':
Exciting Trends in AT Which Result in a Denial of FAPE and FERPA

Geneva L. Taylor

Geneva L. Taylor
Managing Partner, Powell, Youngblood & Taylor, LLP, Houston, Texas

Pain in the “App”:
The Intersection of Special Education, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Sexting

Karen Haase

Karen Haase
Attorney, KSB School Law, PC, LLO,
Lincoln, Neb.

Students With Autism: Navigating Technology With Solid Decision-Making

Kindy Segovia

Kindy Segovia
Supervisor of Special Education Instructional Resources, Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Technology, Privacy, and Special Education: Emerging Trends for the New Decade

Jackie Wernz

Jackie Wernz
Partner, Franczek PC, Chicago, Ill.

Increasing Accessibility and Fostering Inclusive Classrooms

Rachel Berger

Rachel Berger
Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Assistive Technology Specialist, Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.

  IDEA  

An Introduction to IDEA Allowability

Tiffany Kesslar

Tiffany Kesslar
Partner, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, Washington, D.C.

A World in Repair: Compensatory Education After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Deanna L. Arivett

Deanna L. Arivett, Esq.
Arivett Law, PLLC, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Angel McCloud, Esq.

Angel McCloud, Esq.
Arivett Law, PLLC, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Developing Effective Paraprofessionals

Beverley Holden Johns

Beverley Holden Johns
Learning and Behavior Consultant; Professional Fellow, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill.

Identifying a “Child With a Disability” — When RTI Becomes SDI

Katherine Beenken

Katherine Beenken
Attorney, Ahlers & Cooney, PC,
Des Moines, Iowa

Back to Basics: 10 Tips for Improving Your IEP Writing Practices

Teri Engler

Teri Engler
Partner, Engler Callaway Baasten &
Sraga LLC, Oak Brook, Ill.

Going 9 for IX: 9 Things Anyone Involved in Special Education Must Know About Title IX

Bobby Truhe

Bobby Truhe
Attorney, KSB School Law, PC, LLO,
Lincoln, Neb.

Moving On: Transition Planning and Services for Students With Disabilities

Jan Tomsky

Jan Tomsky
Partner, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP, Oakland, Calif.

Having Your Ducks in a Row BEFORE a Due Process Challenge

Rachel Hitch

Rachel Hitch
Partner, Schwartz and Shaw, PLLC,
Raleigh, N.C.

  SECTION 504  

The Fundamentals
of Section 504 Eligibility

Dave Richards

Dave Richards
Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay &
Martín, LLP, Austin, Texas

Non-Academics and Extracurricular Activities: Your Playbook to Understanding Legal Fundamentals

Patrick Andriano

Patrick Andriano
Attorney, Reed Smith LLP, Richmond, Va.

  ADMINISTRATION  

Leadership in Special Education: Relationships, Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution

Derek Ihori

Derek Ihori
Executive Director, Special Education & Psychological Services, La Cañada Unified School District, La Cañada, Calif.

What’s New on the Federal Guidance Front? A Round-Up for Special Educators

Teri Engler

Teri Engler
Partner, Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga LLC, Oak Brook, Ill.

10 Steps for Hiring the Best New Special Education Teachers

 Dr. Mary C. Clement

Dr. Mary C. Clement
Professor of Teacher Education, Berry College, Cartersville, Ga.

COVID-19 — Navigating the “NEW NORMAL”

 Lenny J. Schad

Lenny J. Schad
Chief Information and Innovation Officer, District Administration, Houston, Texas

  BEHAVIOR  

Programming for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Larry Brunson

Larry Brunson
Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Brunson Educational Consulting Group, LLC,
Corona, Calif.

School Safety & Special Education: Understanding How and When to Respond to Threats

Patrick Andriano

Patrick Andriano
Attorney, Reed Smith LLP, Richmond, Va.

Poking a Flashlight Into the Dark Corners of IDEA Discipline

Jose Martín

Jose Martín
Attorney, Richards Lindsay & Martín, L.L.P., Austin, Texas

The New Horizon of Student Mental Health: Fostering Student Resilience

William Zee

William Zee
Attorney, Barley Snyder LLP, Lancaster, Pa.

David Walker

David Walker
Attorney, Barley Snyder, LLP, Lancaster, Pa.

  ETHICS  

Who's Your Client? Ethical Issues for School Attorneys Representing Public Agencies

Brandon Wright

Brandon Wright
Attorney, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller Ltd., Monticello, Ill.

Shedding Light Without Casting a Shadow: Attorney Ethics in Special Education Investigations

Jackie Wernz

Jackie Wernz
Partner, Franczek P.C., Chicago, Ill.

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