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Identification and Provision of Services for Special Education Students AA #593 – Region 5

  Description: This Academy, presented by Brandon K. Wright of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., will guide participants through the major topics in special education law, focusing on those issues that are new, those that are prevalent, and those that never-get-old. We know our basic obligations to students with disabilities — but let’s… Continue Reading

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Auditing Existing Co-Teaching Programs: Changes for Student Success AA #1891- Region 2

Speaker Information Lisa M. Harrod has been the Superintendent of Manteno Community Unit School District No 5 since July of 2013. She is a National Education Consultant who specializes in leadership, Co-Teaching, and systemic school reform. She works with school districts and Regional Offices of Education across Illinois to provide high quality professional development to… Continue Reading

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Student Mental Health Issues in Special Education Region 1

Presenter: Teri E. Engler and Cynthia M. Baasten, Attorneys at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, a law firm that focuses its practice on the representation of public school districts and special education joint agreements. Description This administrator academy is designed to provide participants with essential and updated information about federal and state special education… Continue Reading

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Student Mental Health Issues in Special Education Region 3

Presenter: Teri E. Engler is a partner at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, a law firm that focuses its practice on the representation of public school districts and special education joint agreements. Ms. Engler has successfully represented school districts and special education cooperatives throughout Illinois in administrative and judicial proceedings, including proceedings under the… Continue Reading

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A Focus on Funding to Support Students with Special Needs

PRESENTER: Julie Jilek, NSSEO Assistant Superintendent of Business and Dr. Judy Hackett, NSSEO Superintendent. DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will provide an overview and application of the changes in state funding, considerations for districts to maximize their grant and Medicaid funding and discussion of practical considerations for districts to best align resources to student needs. Opportunity for questions… Continue Reading

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Transition and Employment First: Moving from “Can” to “How”

PRESENTER: Laura Owens   DESCRIPTION: Transition and Employment First go together like the proverbial peas and carrots. Employment First establishes the expectation that employment in the general workforce should be the preferred option and the primary post-secondary outcome for young adults with disabilities after high school. Illinois is one of 11 states with Employment First… Continue Reading

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