ED311 & TCASE present

Spring Conference on Special Education Law

ED311 and the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE) are pleased to announce the 34th annual, conference on current issues concerning the education of students with disabilities. Special education directors and other special education personnel, as well as superintendents, principals, school board members, and school attorneys will find this conference valuable.

The Spring Conference for Special Education Law has moved online! And registration is still open!

 

Our scheduled line-up of expert attorneys will conduct a series of webinars in April and May, each with a live Q&A.  Tune-in to the live webinar from your home or office.  Or watch the recorded webinar anytime at your convenience for up to 30 days after its original air date. See schedule below.

We have also added a special bonus webinar series focusing on issues of compliance during this time of school closures and COVID-19 and how to navigate the remainder of this unprecedented school year.  These webinars will also include live Q & A opportunities to address your specific concerns. 

Register now for the complete online conference and the bonus webinars are included. 

If you are already registered for the conference, you will be automatically registered for the bonus webinars; no extra step necessary.

More details re: COVID-19

3/30/20

Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to Covid-19, we are pivoting to an online experience for this year’s Special Education Law Conference. The content, speakers, and professional development/continuing education credits will all still be the same! Each attorney who was scheduled to speak will do a live webinar that will allow attendees to ask questions, and we will also have these presentations available online for folks to watch at their own pace, if they are unable to attend the live version.  We will mail workbooks out a week in advance so that everybody who ordered one has copies of the power points and other materials to follow along with (and digital materials will be available to those who do not order a workbook). We will be in touch with all registrants as more details become available.  We appreciate your flexibility as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances. 

Before we process any cancellations, we want to finalize the plan for our TCASE virtual conference and make the streaming option fully available to our registrants.  We know that Continuing Education credits are necessary, and we know that the information provided through our events is essential as well. Rather than deny our audience access to either, we are working diligently to keep our products and services available during this time. 

This is a difficult and stressful time for everyone, including small businesses.  Please be patient as we navigate these unprecedented challenges. Please allow us to continue to provide you with the quality professional development that built our reputation as a leader in education resources. Our continued existence beyond this difficult year depends on your patience and flexibility as we adapt our work to this temporary reality.  

Washing Our Hands and Working Diligently from Home,

The ED311 Team

Register Today

2020 Spring Conference on Special Education Law

We’re still taking registrations!
The conference will be provided online.  See schedule below.
$215/registrant
*Please know that cancellation refunds will not be provided after a registrant has accessed any of the available webinars.  Thank you for your understanding.

Same great conference, now available online! 

The two Q&A segments are now a permanent part of the conference in order to give you an opportunity to interact with all of our speakers!

 

We have added a series of special bonus webinars re: COVID-19, compliance, and school closures. Click below for more information, or to register for the bonus webinar(s) only.

Online Conference Schedule (all times in CDT)

 

Newly-Added Bonus Webinars re: COVID-19, compliance issues, and school closures:

 

Thursday, April 9th, 10am: What’s Happening with SPED-Related Services?

Dianna Bowen (Thompson & Horton) with Heather Rutland (Eichelbaum Wardell) and José Martín (Richards Lindsay & Martín)

 

Thursday, April 16th, 10am: SPED Evaluations During a Pandemic

Janet Horton and Jessica Witte (both Thompson & Horton) with Jim Walsh (Walsh Gallegos)

 

Thursday, April 23rd, 10am: Even Harder ARDs

David Hodgins and Merri Schneider-Vogel (both from Thompson & Horton) with Paula Maddox Roalson (Walsh Gallegos)

 

Regular Spring SPED Law Conference Programming:

Monday, May 4th, 10 am: Full Day Pre-K: Implications for Special Ed
Andrea Gulley (Walsh Gallegos)

Tuesday, May 5th, 10 am: Class Action Vs. TEA and Other Legal Issues Involving the State Agency
Jim Walsh (Walsh Gallegos)

Wednesday, May 6th , 10 am: Where Are We On Dyslexia?
Janet Horton (Thompson & Horton)

Thursday, May 7th, 10 am: Documentation at ARD Committee Meetings: Best Practices
Heather Rutland (Eichelbaum Wardell)

Monday, May 11th, 10 am: Parent Rights Regarding Testing and Other Issues
José Martín (Richards Lindsay & Martín)

Tuesday, May 12th, 10 am: Roundup of Important Cases, Including Spring Branch v. O.W.
Paula Maddox Roalson (Walsh Gallegos)

2020 Spring Conference on Special Education Law

thumb_01_60_60CLASS ACTION VERSUS TEA AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING THE STATE AGENCY

JIM WALSH

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle, P.C.

Austin

thumb_01_60_60WHERE ARE WE ON DYSLEXIA?

JANET HORTON

Thompson & Horton

Houston

thumb_01_60_60ROUNDUP OF IMPORTANT CASES, INCLUDING SPRING BRANCH v. O.W.

PAULA MADDOX ROALSON

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle, P.C.

Houston

thumb_01_60_60PARENT RIGHTS REGARDING TESTING AND OTHER ISSUES

  JOSE L. MARTIN

Richards Lindsay & Martín

  Austin

thumb_01_60_60FULL DAY PRE-K: IMPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

ANDREA GULLEY

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle, P.C.

Amarillo

thumb_01_60_60DOCUMENTATION AT ARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS: BEST PRACTICES

HEATHER RUTLAND

Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz

Austin

Register Today

2020 Spring Conference on Special Education Law

We’re still taking registrations!
The conference will be provided online.  More details soon to come.
$215/registrant
ACCREDITATION: This conference provides 5.0 hours of CPE credit through the following organizations:
SBEC (Educators Certified After Sept.1, 1999, In ANY Area, Including Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, Counselors, Educational Diagnosticians, and Learning Resource Specialists)
TEA (for School Board Members, Charter School Board Members & School Officers)
Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners
State Board of Examiners of Psychology
State Bar of Texas (MCLE credit for attorneys (no ethics hours))
This training may meet local requirements for General Management Trainings and we will also supply a general Certificate of Attendance for filing with other professional organizations as needed.

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

Texican Court
501 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

All room reservations for the Spring SpEd conference have been automatically cancelled. If you’d like to call to confirm, you can reach the main desk at 469-577-4599.

 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas
900 W Walnut Hill Ln
Irving, TX 75038

All room reservations for the Spring SpEd conference have been automatically cancelled. If you’d like to call to confirm, you can reach the main desk at 972.550.7796.


Embassy Suites San Marcos Conference Center
1001 E McCarty Ln
San Marcos, TX 78666

All room reservations for the Spring SpEd conference have been automatically cancelled. If you’d like to call to confirm, you can reach the main desk at 512-392-6450.