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Session Description: 

Do you ever find yourself navigating the complexities of special education services for your students? Whether you are a seasoned educator or just beginning your teaching journey, it is essential to ensure the rights and needs of students with disabilities are being met. Join Melissa Mann as she addresses fundamental questions and provide invaluable insights into the legal landscape that governs special education in the United States. Prepare to enhance your knowledge of the key federal laws governing special education to ensure that you are providing the best possible support for your students with disabilities! Melissa's expertise in the special education field and her ability to distill complex legal concepts into practical guidance will make this a valuable resource for educators at all levels. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Understand the legal framework that governs special education services including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 
  • Learn about the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, their families, and educators under special education laws and explore how these laws protect students and guide educators in providing appropriate services.
  • Explore the intricacies of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, and the legal requirements surrounding its development and implementation.
  • Gain practical guidance on how to ensure compliance with special education laws while providing the best possible education for students with disabilities.


Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning. 

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