Special Education Law

Registration for 2017-2018 CUC Professional Development trainings has concluded. Watch your home email this fall for information for the 2018-2019 PD opportunities.

Understanding the Federal and State laws for providing special education programs in our public schools is imperative to ensure the compliant delivery of services to qualified students. This popular and intensive six-hour professional learning course is designed to provide an overview of the rules and regulations required for providing special education services. This training is designed for teachers, paraeducators, office personnel, and others who work with special education students. Based on WAC 392-172A and specific court cases, this course provides the tools stakeholders need to provide compliant services to students eligible for special education.

Participants will:

  • Understand the definition of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as it applies to students eligible for special education.

  • Walk through the IEP process – from referral through IEP development and implementation.

  • Understand the law as it applies to least restrictive environment (LRE).

  • Know the importance of parent and student participation in all program decisions.

  • Understand procedural due process.

This training will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 8:30am to 3:30pm in the Spartan Room at Shoreline Conference Center. Cost to attend is $20 for members and $150 for non-members.