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Quarterly Webinar: Meaningful and Defensible IEPs

Online Event
Past Event
September 13, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the first webinar in our new quarterly webinar - Meaningful & Defensible IEPs with Dr. Mitchell Yell!

Each quarter, this webinar delivers exactly what special educators need to know to consistently develop educationally meaningful and legally defensible IEPs. When legal challenges arise regarding the provision of FAPE to a student with a disability, the appropriateness of the student's IEP becomes the primary focus. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has referred to the IEP as the "centerpiece" for ensuring that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided to all students with disabilities. In reviewing an IEP, courts and due process hearing officers apply a two-pronged legal test that examines both the procedural and substantive aspects of IEP development. In this interactive webinar, we will explore the essential considerations for the process of IEP development and essential content considerations for IEPs and address questions you may have about the process.

PICK ONE date that works for your schedule (the same content will be presented in each session):

Register here for Sept. 13, 4-5pm ET

Register here for Nov. 29, 4-5pm


  • $29 for members
  • $49 for non-members


About the presenter: 

Dr. Mitchell Yell earned his Ph.D. in Education Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Fred and Francis Lester Palmetto Chair in Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Yell has extensive experience teaching students with mild disabilities using evidence-based practices, special education law, progress monitoring, IEP development, and classroom management. His primary area of research and writing is on IEP development, legal issues in special education, classroom management, progress monitoring, and evidence-based practices in special education. He also serves as a state review officer in South Carolina, where he reviews appeals of rulings by due process hearing officers and frequently serves as an expert witness in special education cases.  Dr. Yell is a current Board of Directors member for the Council for Exceptional Children. 

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