Continuing Legal Education

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

ADJOURN