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Making Special Education Law Functional AA#1256

Region 2 SELA Representative: – Christan Shrader –

November 6, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
Tax Slayer Center
Conference Room C
201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Lunch is included in the $30.00 registration fee.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
8:30 – 3:30 Presentation/Training.

Enter a description for this event. In this Academy, participants will have the opportunity to learn and discuss various topics in special education law that can be challenging to school staff. The law pertaining to recent Supreme Court rulings on FAPE, defensible IEP practices, Section 504, child find, due process, and more will be explored through the review of case law and interactively working through hypothetical situations. Throughout the presentation, participants will be encouraged to bring their legal issues forward for further discussion. At the conclusion of this Academy, participants will have a clear understanding of the mandates of the law pertaining to special education issues that often lead to controversy and conflict with parents.

Target Audience
Superintendents, Principals, Deans, Special Education Directors/Supervisors/Coordinators, Special Education Teachers

Speaker Information
Christina Sepiol, J.D. Ed.D, is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Indian Prairie School District 204 located in Naperville, Illinois. She has also served as an assistant director in a special education cooperative, and was legal counsel for numerous school districts throughout the State of Illinois, focusing her practice in matters related to special education, student discipline and disability rights. Her legal background also includes serving as a due process hearing officer and Section 504 hearing officer in the State of Indiana.

Her educational experiences have included teaching in the field of special education at the elementary through high school levels and serving as a building principal in an alternative day school setting. Prior to representing school districts, Dr. Sepiol represented parents whose interests were adverse to school districts. She is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and has served on the Illinois Council of School Attorney’s Committees on Special Education and the No Child Left Behind Act.

An additional fee of $15.00 is required for anyone requesting the Administrator Academy Credit.
Checks for the $15.00 Administrator Academy Credit needs to be made payable to Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and is only payable on-site.
(For check writing purposes only–Rock Island County ROE, 3430 Avenue Of The Cities, Moline, IL 61265)

By registering for this event, you agree to the following: You are giving permission for the information which you have entered into the registration form to be printed on a participants’ list. The list may be distributed to the workshop/conference participants.

Each registrant receives an official name tag, a careful payment record, and entry into the participant list.

Further you understand that when you register for this event, you are making a commitment to attend the workshop as breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and materials have been purchased for you. If you cannot attend, you accept the responsibility to cancel with the conference registrar Connie Borowski at or (309) 438-1952 .


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