2009 Special Education Hearing Officer and Mediator Training

Monday - Thursday, November 16-19, 2009

Hyatt Regency Irvine Hotel
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, California 92614
949.975.1234

Materials distributed at training

Organized and Presented by the National Academy for IDEA ALJs and HOs at Seattle University School of Law

California CLE Credits will be sought (24 hours anticipated)

Special education hearing officers are invited to attend a training conference being conducted in Irvine, California, by the National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers of the Seattle University School of Law on. The four-day training will address disability awareness, testing and assessment, current caselaw and mediation.

Speakers

  • Greg Abell, Senior Partner, Sound Operations Group, LLP, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • Holly Almon-Morris, Consultant, Organization of Research and Learning, Seattle, Washington
  • Michael Fabrizio, Partner and Clinical Service Supervisor, Organization of Research and Learning, Seattle, Washington
  • Wendy L. Marlowe, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified in Child and Adult Neuropsychology, Seattle, Washington
  • Mark Weber, Vicent DePaul Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Program Agenda

Monday, November 16
Time Session No. Topic (Presenter)
8:45 a.m. - Noon Session 1 Examination and Review of Major Tests Used in Special Education Assessments (Marlowe)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 2 How Test Results Are Used to Prepare Assessments (Marlowe)
Tuesday, November 17
8:45 a.m. - Noon Session 3 Review and Discussion of Major Case Law Developments (Weber)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 4 The Status of FAPE After Mercer Island (Weber)
Wednesday, November 18
8:45 a.m. - Noon Session 5 Origins and Implications of Juvenile Misconduct (Fabrizio)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4:30 p.m. Session 6 FBAs: Quality Components Demystified (Almon-Morris)
Thursday, November 19
8:45 a.m. - Noon Session 7 Mediation Part 1 (Abell)
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch Break Lunch on your own
1 - 4 p.m. Session 8 Mediation Part 2 (Abell)

Training Location Information

The training will take place at the Hyatt Regency Irvine hotel, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, California 92614. Until November 1, hotel accommodations are available at the state rate (plus applicable taxes) by calling 949.975.1234 and requesting the rate for the California Office of Administrative Hearings. Registrants are individually responsible for their hotel accommodations.

For additional information about this program, please contact S. James Rosenfeld, Director, Education Law Programs at rosenfeld@seattleu.edu or by phone at 206.398.4392.