16th National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers

Washington, District of Columbia
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
QUESTIONS: EDLAW, LLC  (206) 922-3319  academy@edlaw.net  
P.O. BOX 9681  SEATTLE, WA 98109-0681
As in prior years, we are offering a "Basics" program on Tuesday, July 11, for persons new to special education and special education due process hearings. The "Regular" program, on Wednesday through Friday, July 12-14, examines topics that are likely to arise before hearing officers of all experience.

Basics - Introduction to Special Education Due Process Hearings
>Tuesday, July 11
  • Overview of the special education process/Prof. Mitchell Yell, Dept. of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina
  • Basic case law/Prof. Mitchell Yell, Dept. of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina
  • Basic hearing procedures/ALJ Kay A. Abramsohn, Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings
Regular Program
>Wednesday, July 12
  • How to "evaluate" an evaluation/Ruth C. Heitin, Education Consulting Services, Alexandria, VA
  • Writing hearing decisions/James Gerl, Esq., Scotti & Gerl
  • Developing the record: when and how?/Deusdedi Merced, Esq., Special Education Solutions, LLC
>Thursday, July 13
  • The Pro Se Parent: An ALJ/IHO guide to working with an unrepresented parent/Lynwood E Beekman, Esq., Special Education Solutions, LLC
  • USSC & Exhaustion: Fry v. Napoleon Public Schools/Mark L. Gross, Esq., Alexandria, VA
  • USSC & FAPE: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District
Panel Moderators:Mark L. Gross, Esq. & Lynwood E Beekman, Esq.
Panelists: Brain Wolfman, Esq., Selene A. Almazan, Esq.,, Prof. Mark C. Weber, Prof. Seymour DuBow  (others to be named)
Session 1: Facts, arguments, opinion(s
Session 2: What is the test for FAPE?
>Friday, July 14
  • Emerging issues in due process hearings/Prof. Mark C. Weber, Vincent dePaul Professor Law, DePaul University College of Law
Select registrant type:
Basics & Regular Program

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