2024 Virtual Special Education Law & Leadership Conference


2024 Virtual Special Education Law & Leadership Conference

We’d love to have you join us!

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel your registration, you can do so until Friday, January 12, for a full refund.




9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

The Year in Review – Cases that are Important to Your Practice.

Laura Tubbs Booth & Christian Shafer

This session will review the most important special education and Section 504 cases and give you practical advice along the way.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

The Always Evolving and Ever Critical Challenge:  Disciplining Students with Disabilities

Adam Frudden

This presentation will cover serving and disciplining students with special education behavior needs, including educational programming, discipline, and alternatives to discipline.  This presentation will help schools use best practices in this area, which is imperative for students and schools.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

The Shortened Day & You – How, When & Why to Shorten a School Day

Laura Tubbs Booth

In this session we will learn when to use a shortened day and when to avoid it, what elements support a shortened school day and how to write the PWN.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Learn Lightening Round

Laura Tubbs Booth, Christian Shafer & Adam Frudden

Grab your lunch & Join the RRM Special Education Team for 5 Quick Topics.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

When Worlds Collide; The Intersection of Title IX & IDEA/504

Christian Shafer

This presentation will address the often complicated relationship between the Title IX regulatory requirements and schools’ obligations to students with disabilities.  Specific topics will include conducting interviews with students with disabilities, modifying interim supportive procedures in light of students’ unique needs, and how schools can respond to documented behavior while a Title IX grievance procedure is pending.

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Making Discipline Effective, and Meaningful, for Students.

Dr. Anne Gearity

By definition, students with special education labels have unique and often challenging learning needs.  When their behaviors and functioning fall outside the scope of usual, they need help learning how to manage and feel competent. Discipline that is punitive and uses negative power will almost always backfire.  This talk with highlight the positive power of supporting students’ self-awareness and desires for inclusion as part of the discipline approach, and shift the point of discipline from imposing, controlling to teaching.  Examples and discussion will be utilized in this session.