12th Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers

July 9-12, 2013

Seattle University School of Law

The 12th Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers (ALJs and IHOs) will be held at the Seattle University School of Law on July 9-12, 2013.

Program Information

Day 1 of the program (Tuesday, July 9), while oriented to the needs of ALJs/IHOs new to special education, should be a useful refresher to all. Days 2-4 of the program (Wednesday, July 10, through Friday, July 12) will address a broader array of more advanced topics. Following is the final agenda for the progam.
 

July 9, Tuesday

 

9:00 - 10:45

Prof. Stephen A. Rosenbaum, University of Washington

IEP Basics

10:45 - 11:00

Refreshment Break

 

11:00 - Noon

Prof. Stephen A. Rosenbaum, University of Washington

IEP Basics (continued)

Noon - 1:30

Lunch Break

 

1:30 - 3:00

Mary Schwartz, Esq, IHO/IL

Practical Tips for New Hearing Officers

3:00 - 3:15 

Refreshment Break

 

3:15 - 4:30

Discussion Panel

Practical Tips for New Hearing Officers

 

 

 

July 10, Wednesday

 

9:00 - 10:30

Lyn Beekman, Esq. and Deusdei Merced, IHO/DC

Framing Remedial Orders I ("Do"s and "Don'ts")

10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment Break

 

10:45 - Noon

Prof. Mitchell L. Yell, University of South Carollina

Evidence Based Practices

Noon - 1:30

Lunch Break

 

1:30 - 2:45

Felice Orlich, Ph.D., Autism Center, Seattle Childrens Hospital

DSM-V and Autism

2:45 - 3:00

Refreshment Break

 

3:00 - 4:30

Lyn Beekman, Esq. and Deusdei Merced, IHO/DC

Framing Remedial Orders II (Breakout Sessions)

 

 

 

July 11, Thursday

 

9:00 - 10:30

Lyn Beekman, Esq. and Deusdei Merced, IHO/DC

Framing Remedial Orders III (General Session Reports)

10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment Break

 

10:45 - Noon

Sharon M. Ramage, IHO/TX

Issues in Private/Residential Placement

Noon - 1:30

Lunch Break

 

1:30 - 2:45

Jill L. Geary, Esq., Wolfbay Law

Twice Exceptional Children

2:45 - 3:00

Refreshment Break

 

3:00 - 4:30

General Session

Issues on the Horizon

 

 

 

July 12, Friday

 

9:00 - 10:30

Prof. Mark C. Weber, DePaul University College of Law

Review of Court Decisions

10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment Break

 

10:45 - Noon

James Mortenson, IHO/DC

Inherent Authority of IDEA Hearing Officers

Noon - 1:30

Lunch Break

 

1:30 - 3:00

Panel Discussion

Inherent Authority of IDEA Hearing Officers

3:00

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 Registration

Attendance of this program is available to any person currently designated as a special education hearing officer by their state (ALJ or contract hearing officer) and to state-level due process hearing system coordinators. A paper registration form is available for downloading here.

Registration fees are specified at both online sources and paper registration forms. Questions concerning registration should be directed to the Academy Director, S. James Rosenfeld, via email here or by phone to: (301) 244-9450.

Hotel Information

We have arranged for a block of rooms for the entire week (July 8-12) at the Silver Cloud Broadway hotel, which is immediately adjacent to the campus, at the special rate of $179.00++. We have been advised by the hotel that there is an athletic event in town that week and they expect to be fully booked. Accordingly, they have suggested making early reservations and, if necessary, cancelling them, rather than waiting to reserve. Following is the hotel information.

    How to Make a Reservation Online

  1. Visit hotel website at: http://www.silvercloud.com/seattlebroadway/  
  2. Select desired arrival and departure dates and search for availability
  3. Type in "Group ID" IDEA
  4. Type in "Password" SU-IDEA
  5. Complete reservation with your credit card information

    How to make a Reservation Via Phone

  1. Call our Hotel directly at (206) 325-1400 or Toll Free at (800) 590-1801
  2. Ask for the "IDEA Academy" rate and the group ID "IDEA".  

 If you encounter problems with hotel reservations, please contact Rebecca Parker at parkerr@seattleu.edu or (206) 398-4281.

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