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ICASE Virtual Pop Up Webinar

June 23, 2020

Tuesday sessions



intended outcome


All times listed are EDT.

10:00 am - 11:15 am

COVID-19: Disabled Students and Our Challenges Moving Forward

Jason Clagg, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The presentation will identify areas of concern, suggest possible solutions, and promote discussion related to the return of students and employees.

  • Post-Covid Considerations


11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Maria Coffey-Herndon, tHE Stepping Stones gROUP


12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Pivoting Our Responses: Practical Solutions from a Panel of Directors

Angie Balsley, Earlywood
Jill Lambert, Greenwood Community
Jen Scott, Franklin Community

  • Post-Covid Considerations<
  • Meeting the Unique Service Needs of Students after Covid-19
  • Practical Practices for Directors of Special Education

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Building Virtual Language Access Tools for DHH Students in IEPs

Rebecca Buchan, LUNA Language Services

Rebecca Buchan intends to examine the virtual solutions that have been recently uncovered and created to assist Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students in feeling fully involved in the virtual classroom environment and overcoming language barriers to access equitable education. Buchan will assess how these tools may continue to help DHH students in the future and be integrated into IEPs to continue to provide greatest educational outcomes and to overcome the barrier of finding qualified educational interpreters in their local communities.
  • IEP Problem Solving

3:30 PM - 4:45 Pm

The New Normal: Special Education Legal Considerations for the Reopening of School

Jessica Billingsley, Church Church Hittle + Antrim

Identify, analyze and trouble-shoot special education legal considerations resulting from the COVID-19 school closures and school reopening in the Fall of 2020.

  • Post-Covid Considerations
  • Meeting the Unique Service Needs of Students after Covid-19
  • Strategies for Servicing Students with Significant Disabilities
  • Guidelines for Parents Requesting Homebound Due to Covid-19 Scares
  • Compensatory services vs. recovery services, and how to calculate those services
  • Child Find when returning to school, including handling new requests for special education evaluation when a student’s academic regression, exacerbated behavior issues, and/or increased social-emotional needs are likely attributable to the spring 2020 school closures, rather than an IDEA or 504-qualifying disability.
  • Practical Practices for Directors of Special Education

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