North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children

September 21st, 2017          Sleep Inn & Suites- Minot, ND

Julie Weatherly

“Developing Legally Defensible IEP’s”

The U.S. Supreme Court has referred to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) as the "modus operandi" for the provision of FAPE to students with disabilities. In accordance with the Court's two-pronged test for determining whether an IEP is appropriate, hearing officers and courts will look to both the procedural and substantive components of the IEP. Julie will examine and explain many common pitfalls that educators must avoid-both procedurally and substantively-in an effort to ensure that IEPs are legally defensible.





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  • CEC would like to thank all special and gifted educators and early interventionists across the country and around the globe for your continuous hard work and dedication to improving the lives and opportunities for children and youth with disabilities and gifts and talents. It is through your countless hours and commitment that children and youth have the opportunity to flourish, expand their horizons and use their education to explore, learn and grow. On this Thanksgiving eve, we are thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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