How to Advise on Autism in Special Ed: The 60-Minute Lawyer @ MCLE Conference Center
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mary Ellen Sowyrda will be presenting

Whether you’re advising parents of students with Autism or public-school districts, special education programming for students with Autism takes a committed Team. Designing an IEP for a student with Autism is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.

Get an overview of the issues parents and districts often face—progress, goal specificity, data collection, peer cohorts, generalization of skills, transition planning, and inclusion opportunities, etc.—and take away practical advice to successfully implement programming for students with Autism through careful evaluations, staffing, training, and assembling an appropriate cohort.

Agenda & Materials

  • Common Parent Concerns and Advised District Responses
  • Case Studies of Successful Collaboration
  • Out-of-District Placements and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Settlements and When to Resolve Disputes Expeditiously and Economically
  • BSEA Proceedings
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Don’t miss this high quality program featuring discussion of timely issues.

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