Exceptional Children, Extraordinary Potential


VIRTUAL: 2020 Northern Plains Law Conference - October 5 and 6
October 5 - 8am to 2pm; October 6 - 8 to 10:45am

  • The Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities will cover special education legal issues, including the latest information from due process hearings, circuit court cases, OSEP/OCR guidance letters, and basic IDEA procedural requirements.  This conference is designed for general/special education staff, administrators, state/school district attorneys, state education agency staff, related services staff, parents, and other stakeholders. Cost $75.
  • A Post-Conference, which is open to school district attorneys, special education directors, general education administrators, dispute resolution contractors, and school staff, will be held October 6 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm Central/11:30am - 3pm Mountain. The Post-Conference will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the general educator within special education. If you are eligible, we invite you to select to attend the Post-Conference during the registration process. Post-Conference: Cost $50.
  • Information/Registration:  http://www.cvent.com/events/2020-northern-plains-law-conference-on-students-with-disabilities/event-summary-261d77c664b045bd90f0ed9feaf306ca.aspx

Virtual Military Family Caucus Summit - October 9 - 10:30am to 4pm
The summit will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on our nation's military families. Topics include special education, exceptional family member program, childcare, healthcare and more. Sponsored by the Congressional Military Family Caucus.  
Schedule: https://www.facebook.com/militaryfamilycaucus 
Register: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscu6vpz0iG3dSynSC1clDJ-vQrWQpb4Q  

2020 Breaking Through Barriers Conference, October 16-17, Great Falls - www.peaceplacegf.com
Conference for parents of children with special needs and for those who teach and serve them. Features sensory-based strategies for understanding & managing behavior, IEP insights, and co-parenting strategies. Cost $30/day plus fees for textbooks and meals.  CEUs available.  Limited number conference scholarships for low income/ rural families available through O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation.  Please contact us for more information: 406-590-4925 or info@peaceplacegf.com.

Free Webinar - Got Back to School Questions? We've Got Your Answers - October 26, 11am-12:30 pm
As students head back to school, either in person or online, there are often questions about parental rights under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With a global pandemic disrupting every part of our education system, there is additional confusion and concern about how COVID-19 is impacting students with disabilities. We've identified pressing questions parents asked about how to navigate this new normal, and will have them answered by an expert attorney in the field. Topics to be covered will include: compensatory education, procedural safeguards, the waiver of rights, and keeping the "I" in IEP.  Please join us for an interactive Q&A session about navigating the special education landscape during COVID-19.  This webinar features Diana Autin, Esq. Co-Director of the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network.
For more information, or to register for the webinar, go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7499985825949437966

VIRTUAL:  2020 Montana Youth Transitions Conference  - November 16-18
MYTransitions conference with lots of great information for youth with disabilities who are preparing to transition from high school into adulthood, their families, teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and related service providers.  http://montanayouthtransitions.org/attend-conference/