48th Special Education Law Conference Registration

48th Special Education Law Conference Registration

The Special Education Law Conference is a one-day program that provides a year-in-review case law keynote and various break-out sessions on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. The conference will take place at Lehigh University, College of Education, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Individuals who will find the program of special interest are: administrators of private schools for students with disabilities, assistant superintendents, superintendents, intermediate unit directors, parents, principals, assistant principals, pupil personnel directors, special education and special education directors, regular and special education teacher-leaders, counselors, school psychologists, school board members, parent attorneys, school attorneys, private schools, mental health agencies, caseworkers, social workers, and hearing officers.

**Please make a note of your order number so that you can register for your sessions of interest. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information on how to register for individual sessions**

We are transitioning to a credit card only payment system for next year's conference. We highly encourage attendees to consider paying via credit card now and seeking self-reimbursement as necessary from your sponsor institution/firm. as an extra incentive, those paying now (by credit card) will receive a door prize raffle ticket at the conference. If you are unable to pay now, you can pay by Purchase Order by using the promotion code "PAYBYPO" at checkout. All payments must be received before April 17, 2020. For questions or more information you can contact the conference coordinator at inlawcon@lehigh.edu.

Please be advised that no refunds will be provided after April 7, 2020!


On March 12, Lehigh University cancelled all large on-campus events through the end of the first semester (May 18, 2020). The university has encouraged the alternative of remote technology so important events can continue without jeopardizing public health and safety. 

Based on this policy and subject to further developments, our 49th Annual Special Education Law Conference (May 8, 2020) has started a planning process for transitioning to a virtual conference that fulfills both CLE and Act 48 credit requirements. Our goal is to use remote technology by which presenters and registrants can participate at home through their personal computers. We will keep you informed as we move along. 

We have always valued face-to-face interactions, a hallmark of our conferences. However, the current national emergency challenges us to be innovative and flexible. Just as we encourage our students with and without disabilities to see challenges as opportunities, it is now our time to model that spirit.

 We encourage you to join us in this new format by registering, if you have not yet done so, or by continuing your registration, if already placed. Our content is vital to the success of programs for students with disabilities. We look forward to working with you this May.

Perry Zirkel
Conference Director

Gina L. Gullo
Conference Coordinator

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