The State of Florida Special Education Law Grades K-12, No. 237

Beginning with an overview of the Individuals With Disabilities Act of 2004 rights and responsibilities, participants will learn the rules for appropriate identification of students with disabilities through examining IEPs, SLOs, on-going evaluation of student progress or “progress monitoring”, and planning for strategic, differentiated instruction.  Strategies and methods for effective student advocacy, along with ideas and requirements of Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), a 10-day notice regarding private placements, assessments, evaluations, reevaluations, and Response to Intervention will also be included.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop an overall understanding of special education law, rights and responsibilities.
  • Understand students individual and discipline-specific fiduciary responsibilities within ESEA.
  • Practice with various tests and measurements endorsed for measuring student progress and regression and development of SMART IEPs.