Session Track:

Impacting Policy
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Toward Equity in IDEA Dispute Resolution: Collaborative Strategies to Impact Policy and Practice

October 19, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
IDEA dispute resolution options offer opportunities for families and school districts to address special education related disagreements. Unfortunately, predominately Black and/or Spanish-speaking districts, and those in lower income areas, have significantly less dispute resolution activity compared to districts with fewer minority students and higher incomes. In this session we will address the reasons behind these discrepancies, gain insights into the States’ operations, and explore strategie…

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Leveraging Law Schools and Legal Services Organizations to Help You Influence Policy

October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Expanding your capacity and reach by working with law schools and legal services organizations so you can make systemic and policy changes and continue to serve families efficiently. Presentation Description and Learning Objectives Many parent-serving organizations like PTIs and F2Fs have mutual referral relationships with private attorneys and legal services organizations, but there are other ways for parent-serving organizations to work with the legal communities to achieve policy goals and ef…

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