North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children

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

Julie Weatherly, Esq.- Special Education Law

Julie J. Weatherly, Esq. is the owner of Resolutions in Special Education, Inc. with attorneys in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama and Naples, Florida. Julie is a member of the State Bars of Alabama and Georgia, and for almost 30 years, has provided legal representation and consultative services to school districts and other agencies in the area of educating students with disabilities. She has been a member of the faculty for many national and state legal institutes and is a frequent speaker at special education law conferences. Julie has developed a number of videotape training series on special education law and has been published nationally as a part of her trainings, workshops and seminars. She is the author of the legal update article for the National CASE quarterly newsletter and is a member of LRP’s Special Education Attorneys Advisory Council. In June of 1996, Julie appeared with Leslie Stahl on CBS news program “60 Minutes” to discuss the cost of meeting the legal requirements of the IDEA. In 1998, she was honored by Georgia’s Council for Exceptional Children as Georgia’s Individual who had Contributed Most to Students with Disabilities, and in April 2012, Julie received the National CASE Award for Outstanding Service. 

2017 North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children Award Winners

Teacher of the Year: Sarah Thorson

Paraprofessional of the Year: Holly Stefonowicz

Humanitarian of the Year: Michelle Bliven

Chapter Membership Increase: Bismarck Mandan Chapter

Winner to the 2017 National Conference in Tampa, Florida: Lauri Dschaak

WInner to the 2017 State Conference in Bismarck: Lacey Long, Shanna Scott, Heidi Ermer


 Newly Elected Officers

Melissa Plesuk- Secretary

Carly Retterath- Representative to the Assembly

Melissa Frederick- Social Media

Credit information has been updated and can be found under the credit/ceu under the conference tab. All credit information MUST be submitted by February 10th in order to obtain credit. Any submissions after February 10th WILL NOT be accepted unless prior approval has been given by Carly Retterath.

Please email Carly Retterath, carly.feiler@msd1.org, with any questions.


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