2018 Special Education Legal Consortium

SELC Experience – The New Era of Learning Meets 20+ Years of History

As educational leaders, we all want engagement. Interaction. Stories. New approaches. And, team-focused applications. Our team has been working behind the scenes to bring you innovative content with the latest and most effective styles of learning.

So, what should we expect – besides a fun, interactive day?

  • More topics
  • Kick-off with expanded Legal Update
  • Technology-based instruction
  • Even greater focus on legal applications
  • Multiple presentation styles
  • Team-based approaches

In keeping with our 20+ year tradition, you’re going to find the latest legal updates on the topics you requested. This exciting lineup promises to explore major issues that we deal with in our schools every day, so we can examine and apply them from legal and school-based viewpoints. We invite you to secure your spot today!

2018 SELC Video

Fall 2018 Workshops

The MELT (Major and Essential Legal Topics)

Legal Update Focus Areas: Methodology, Behavior, and Statutes of Limitations.

This portion examines the most significant court and administrative decisions of this past year, from key decisions to guidance at the federal and state levels, on the most critical and trending issues impacting special education.

Sped Talk: Trauma, Violence and School Response

What do you do when a special education or Section 504 student commits an act of violence at school, or threatens a violent act against students or staff or is a victim of threats or violence? How do you prepare students with special needs for the possibility of school violence? This session highlights a series of “real-life experience” scenarios blended with legal perspectives, focused on the following areas:

  • Overview of legal obligations
  • Case law regarding discipline
  • School safety and crisis response
  • Response to school violence through multitiered systems of support
  • The traumatic potential of crisis events and the impact they have on individuals
  • Ways to collaborate with community-based emergency response services
  • How to support school staff
Attendees will gain an understanding of when and how to involve law enforcement, as well as the how to design and implement crisis response plans with consideration given to students with special needs. Special attention will be given to case law regarding aggressive students, school safety, and practical options.

At Least 51% - Meeting LRE Requirements

California law requires school districts ensure students with disabilities are educated with their nondisabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate. From full inclusion, to special day class, to "split day" options in resource specialist programs and general education with supports, school districts consistently face questions regarding how to meet this least restrictive environment (LRE) requirement. This session will give you legal and practical knowledge on how to appropriately address LRE issues in your district.

A Day in the Life: Team-Based Problem Solving

This fully-interactive session puts you in the driver’s seat as we examine common situations, and dissect the different ways you and your colleagues have responded in the past and might respond in the future. Discussion will center on a wide-range of familiar topics, such as IEPs, parent requests and assessments. You will walk away with concrete solutions to real-life scenarios, and a higher confidence in your problem solving strategies.


Region Date Location
Central California (Clovis) Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Clovis Veterans Memorial District
Liberty Ballroom
808 Fourth Street
Clovis, CA 93612
Southern California (Hacienda Heights) Monday, November 5, 2018 Hacienda Heights Community Center
1234 Valencia Avenue
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Northern California (Elk Grove) Friday, November 9, 2018 Elk Grove Unified School District
Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624