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IEP Boot Camp: What School Administrators Need to Know About Legally Defensible-IEPs

Region 3 SELA Representative: – Meg Thurman – mthurman@sps.186.org January 2, 2019 10:00am – 3:30pm Crowne Plaza Hotel 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62703 Lunch is included in the $35.00 registration fee. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. 10:00 – 3:30 Presentation/Training. Description The federal and State law requirements for writing IEPs—from who can serve… Continue Reading

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Making Special Education Law Functional AA#1256

Region 2 SELA Representative: – Christan Shrader – cschrader@bhased.org 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. Description Enter a description for this event. In this Academy, participants… Continue Reading

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Web Accessibility Reources

Introduction to Electronic and Web Accessibility: What You Need to Know and How to Self-Assess Attempting to understand the world of electronic accessibility can be a daunting task as many resources designed to outline legal requirements assume a knowledge of web design or high level of IT skill.  However, with a bit of guidance anyone… Continue Reading

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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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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Special Education Leadership Academy

The Illinois Special Education Leadership Academy (ISELA) seeks to enhance educational programs for children with disabilities by ensuring that both general and special education administrators are provided with ongoing high quality professional development. The ISELA project, through ICSPS, will provide training activities that strengthen competencies for both general and special education administrators and focuses on… Continue Reading

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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Windmills Training: Navigating Education and the Workplace through Accessibility

This training was based on the “Windmills” curriculum and was designed to be a high-impact attitudinal training program that integrates disability into the spectrum of diversity awareness.  The training provided an upbeat daylong workshop aimed at raising awareness of the limitations often imposed on people with disabilities due to a lack of knowledge or low… Continue Reading

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Civil Rights Review Facilities Training

The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. This training session focused on the facilities inspection component of the civil rights review process and included discussions of the background on the civil… Continue Reading

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Forum for Excellence 2017

Conference Program and Schedule The Conference program contains the full schedule, session descriptions, biographies for featured speakers, and sponsor information.  An archived version of the conference program is available at the following link:  Forum for Excellence 2017 Program Pre-Conference Sessions Adult Education Administrators’ Meeting Jamil Steele, Senior Director of Adult Education, Illinois Community College Board… Continue Reading

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