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What Every Educator Should Know About Special Education Law

Monday, November 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

special education law

Presented by Beverley H. Johns, Professional Fellow, MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing


If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to knowing and implementing laws that pertain to students with disabilities.  It is critical that all educators understand the fundamentals of these laws and are able to answer basic questions about them.

In this webinar, Beverley H. Johns shared these key concepts about special education law:

  •  How to be an active participant in the IEP
  • How to work collaboratively with parents and fellow school personnel
  • How to resolve differences
  • And most important, how to meet the needs of the student

There are a number of common pitfalls that cause educators to get into trouble when working with students with disabilities, and that can cause adversarial relations with parents.  The most effective educators are knowledgeable, collaborative, and focused on the individualized needs of their students.  This session explored common problems when implementing services for students with disabilities as well as solutions to these problems. This webinar will benefit all educators who work with students with disabilities, including general education teachers, special education teachers, administrators, and related services personnel.

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Beverley JohnsAbout the Presenter

Beverley H. Johns has over 35 years experience in special education in the public schools of Illinois.  Bev ran a public school for children with the most significant behavioral disorders in west central Illinois and provided consultation to local school districts. She is now a Professional Fellow at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, and also is a learning and behavior consultant. Bev is the author or co-author of 18 books in the field of special education, including Your Classroom Guide to Special Education Law. She has chaired legislative committees for a number of professional organizations and was the recipient of the 2000 Outstanding Leadership Award of the Council for Exceptional Children.



brookes publishingFounded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.


Monday, November 7, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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