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.

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 recorded webinars will be available through June!
$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.

The deadline to purchase conference workbooks has passed. All materials are also available for free in the event app, to download and/or print at your convenience. 

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 Webinars

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

What’s Happening with SPED-Related Services?

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

SPED Evaluations During a Pandemic

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

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:

Full Day Pre-K: Implications for Special Ed
Andrea Gulley (Walsh Gallegos)

Class Action Vs. TEA and Other Legal Issues Involving the State Agency
Jim Walsh (Walsh Gallegos)

Where Are We On Dyslexia?
Janet Horton (Thompson & Horton)

Documentation at ARD Committee Meetings: Best Practices
Heather Rutland (Eichelbaum Wardell)

Parent Rights Regarding Testing and Other Issues
José Martín (Richards Lindsay & Martín)

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 recorded webinars will be available through June!
$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.