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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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