IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) was originally enacted in 1975 to ensure that children with disabililites have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education. Before there was IDEA, there was the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Section 504 of this Act continues to play an important role in education. This course is designed to enhance instructional skills as they relate to supporting students with special needs. Special education can be a complex road of acronyms, legalese and specialized paperwork. Participants will learn to navigate the process. This course is structured to present educators with the essential knowledge base and accompanying skills needed to successfully teach students who have special needs - addressed through special education or accomodation plans.
Online, with in-person sessions: Mon Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9. And Wed Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, 5:30-9:00pm