Ninth Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers

July 13 - 16, 2010

Seattle University School of Law


  • DSM Changes to Autism: Implications for Special Education
  • Inclusion and Peer-Reviewed Research
  • Informed Consent and Meaningful Participation under IDEA
  • Juvenile Bipolar Disorder - Causes, Diagnosis, Manifestations, Remediation, Educational Implications
  • Limited English Proficient Parents - Considerations and Best Practices
  • Managing the Hearing Process for Better Efficiency
  • Response to Intervention - Why It Is Important to Special Education
  • Review of Current Litigation


Selene A. Almazon, Director of Advocacy Services, Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Services, Hanover, MD

Lynwood E. Beekman, Special Education Solutions LLC

Wayne Callendar, Ed.S., President, Partners for Learning, Boise, ID

Scott Crain, Northwest Justice Project, Seattle, WA

Gillian Dutton, Assistant Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Cinda and Linea Johnson, Seattle University School of Education

Hon. Lois F. Oakley, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Georgia Office of Administrative Hearings

Felice Orlich, Ph.D., Associate Director, Autism Center, Seattle Children's Hospital

Hon. Janice E. Shave, Administrative Law Judge and Education Caseload Coordinator, Washington Office of Administrative Hearings

Jane K. Stoever, Assistant Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Mark C. Weber, Vincent dePaul Professor, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL

Jonathon A. Zimring, Zimring Law Firm, Decatur, GA

Program Agenda

TimeSession Topic (Presenters)
Tuesday, July 13
9:15 a.m. - Noon 1 Juvenile Bi-Polar Disorder: Causes; Diagnosis; Manifestations; Remediation and Educational Implications (Johnson and Johnson)
1:15 - 4 p.m. 2 RTI: Why It Is Important for Special Education (Callendar)
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Reception
Wednesday July 14
9:15 a.m. - Noon 3 Inclusion and Peer Reviewed Research (Almazon)
1 - 2:15 p.m. 4 Informed Consent and Meaningful Participation Under IDEA (Zimring)
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 5 Considerations and Best Practices for Limited English Proficient Parents (Cohen; Crain; Dutton; Stoever)
Thursday, July 15
9:15 a.m. - Noon 6 DSM Changes to Autism: Implications for Special Education (Orlich)
1 - 4:30 p.m. 7 Managing Cases for More Efficient Hearings (Beekman; Oakley; Shave)
Friday, July 16
9:15 a.m. - Noon 8 Review of Current Litigation (Weber; Beekman)

Program Materials

A copy of the prepared materials as distributed in the training, which includes speaker biographical and contact information, can be downloaded by clicking here.


Professor Margaret Chon teaching