This one day seminar will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of key legal developments in special education law over the past year. In addition to a brief refresher of key points of the IDEA, 504, and the ADA, the seminar will focus on cases of interest from around the country and within Massachusetts, as well as any new statutory, regulatory, and policy guidance issued at the federal and Massachusetts state level. This seminar is designed to be interactive throughout the day with fact patterns to discuss, practical strategies to implement, and identification of developing legal trends.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the distinctions among the IDEA, 504, and the ADA
  • Identify key legal developments from the past year
  • Implement new practices to adjust to new or nuanced legal requirements
  • Discuss developing legal trends impacting daily practice within schools.


This course is appropriate for educators at all levels (elementary, middle, secondary).


Materials will be provided on-site.

Additional Course Logistics

  • Delivery mode: In-person.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.