Special Education Professional Development Series

Special Education Professional Development Series - Fall SELC
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This half-day event covers longstanding special education requirements alongside up-to-the-minute legal updates related to COVID-19. Lozano Smith attorneys will walk through several of the most pressing special education issues that special education administrators and staff consistently face, while also diving into new and concrete legal requirements that have developed over this past year.

This blend of practical applications and day-to-day guidance is ideal for new and experienced special educators and those responsible for student services. Join us as we analyze recent cases and administrative decisions, outline best practices, and share exclusive tools and checklists.

Featured Sessions:

During this presentation, we will discuss critical components of IEPs-such as goals, services, transition plans, and more-and how to make such components as legally defensible as possible. Presenters will also share changes to legal requirements for IEPs that have occurred in the last year and best-practices for IEP writing in the post-COVID era. We will discuss case law surrounding the importance of properly drafting IEPs as well as tips and strategies to help IEP teams avoid legal pitfalls.

This presentation will give you helpful hints and checklists that will be useful for new and experienced special educators alike. We will review how to respond to records requests, IEE requests, attorneys showing up at IEP meetings unannounced, need for Prior Written Notices as well as other practical advice to assist in the day-to-day activities that special education departments face. Participants will receive practical "cheat sheets" about common occurrences for use in everyday practice.

This crowd-favorite examines the most significant court and administrative decisions of the past year. We will also highlight recently passed and pending laws and their impact on special education programs.

Who Should Attend

Assistant and Associate Superintendents, SELPA Directors, Directors of Special Education and Pupil Services, Directors of Intervention Services, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Case Managers, and other LEA staff members responsible for special education and student services.


Lozano Smith does not require a Purchase Order to confirm registration for this event. All attendees will receive an invoice after the live webinar takes place that can be submitted to your Accounts Payable department.

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Please contact Lozano Smith's accounting department to process credit card information. The department can be reached at 1.800.445.9430.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted for a full refund, until one week prior to the event (October 14, 2021). Cancellations will not be accepted after this date. If you are unable to attend you will have the option to send a substitute in your place or receive workshop materials after the event. Please contact clientservices@lozanosmith.com to request event materials if you are unable to attend.

This event is reserved for school district or public agency employees only. Please contact Client Services for more information.

Event Info:

  • October 21st, 2021
  • 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Online Training


  • $125/person