CEC Conference is This Week!

CEC is this Week!

The Council for Exceptional Children Annual International Conference.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference is virtual, so there is no reason why you should not attend. The sessions are loaded into the website, and will be available to view until the end of May.

To register go to the following link:


We have compiled a list of some of the main sessions related to special education legal matters. There are many, many other sessions but we would like to highlight these.

If you have any questions about these sessions, please reach out to us and we will do everything we can to help. You can search the webpage for sessions by either the session number or the person’s last name.


Thursday, March 11

Inclusive education: Law and school district policy under the general education teacher’s perspective-Thuy Phan

4:00 to 5:00

Friday, March 12

CEDS Showcase:  Independent Educational Evaluations (477)-Melinda Eichhorn Ellen Boiselle, & Emily Gatchell


CASE Showcase:  90 Tips in 120 minutes (468)-Julie Weatherly


Hot Topics in Disability Issue (512)-Paula Chan, David Bateman, Antonis Katsiyannis, Mitchell Yell 


Established a strong foundation:  Tips for writing meaningful PLAAFPs (474)-Zachary Weingarten & Amy Petersen


TED Showcase:  What’s new in Washington? (507)-Jane West & Kuna Tavelin


The virtual IEP:  Experiences during Covid-10 and future recommendations (520)-Maureen Howard

4:00 to 5:00

The high stakes of transfer of rights for students with intellectual disabilities (529)-Matthew Smith, Kamisha Heriveaux, Candy Landa

4:00 to 5:00

Saturday, March 13

Office hours-Hot topics in disability law with Dr. Paula Chan

9:30 to 10:00

Office Hours-Applying a trauma-informed framework to the IEP process with Dr. Eric Rossen

12:45 to 1:15

CCBD position paper:  The use of physical restraint in educational settings-Sarah Salina, Sarup Mathur, Lee Kern


Marrying policy and practice:  Provisions of IDEA in a pandemic environment (701)-2 subsessions)


Connecting theory to practice:  How to ensure the civil rights of students with disabilities through effective IEPs (769)-2 subsessions


IEPs:  Appropriate present levels statements- David Bateman, Mitchell Yell, James Shriner


Service dogs in schools:  Legal, educational, and programming issues (712)-Anne Papalia

2:30 to 3:30

Should failure-to-fail preclude eligibility for a §504 plan (615)-Joanna Barnes


Mainstage-IEPs:  Bringing it all together (778)-David Bateman, Mitchell Yell, James Shriner


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