The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy
Our fourth annual William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy will be held August 3-August 8, 2014. ISEA is hosted by William & Mary Law School and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw, and the Oklahoma Disability Law Center. This five-day training program will begin in Williamsburg, VA on Sunday evening, August 3, 2014 and conclude on Friday afternoon, August 8, 2014. The program will include 25 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures, taught by national leaders in the field. The purpose of this program is to provide training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students (credit & non credit), new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law. CLE and CEU credits are anticipated.
Attendance is limited to 75. Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly, from February 1, 2014-June 30, 2014. Early applications are recommended.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com or call at 757-221-3780.
What previous ISEA graduates are saying about our program:
“Your program changed my life. It will change my son Dylan's life and I hope to change the lives of many many other people in the future who find themselves or loved ones challenged by school systems that just don't do the right thing.”
“Finally! ISEA is a ground-breaking, advanced resource for the entire SPED community. The Clinic defines the standards for collaborative special education advocacy -- Powerful -- Functional -- Child Focused.”
“The ISEA is a can't miss experience for special education advocates and attorneys because it provides a unique opportunity to learn from the top experts in the field in a high level interactive environment dedicated to professional excellence.”
“William and Mary's Special Education Institute offered the most practical training opportunity any special educator / advocate could ask for. Every speaker individually tailored the curriculum based on their real life expertise and they provided relevant strategies we could use immediately in our daily practice.”
“I would highly recommend this program to others if they are looking to learn strategy from the best and to have their hearts rebuilt and their minds challenged.”
“Definitely, a "must do" for all advocates and those interested in representing or supporting parents through the special education process. A professionally executed, well thought out, thorough training that is not available anywhere.”
“A great opportunity to expand your knowledge in the area of special education advocacy and to network with others who willingly share what hey have learned in their experiences as special education advocates and attorneys.”
--Mary Ellen Gorczynski
ISEA Class of 2012