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1 Day Workshops

Special Education Law Update

This seminar will provide a comprehensive review of new special education law developments and trends over the past year. With a primary emphasis on Massachusetts administrative law cases, the seminar will highlight legal insights applicable to other states through discussion and analysis of these key new decisions and developments. New federal cases and United States Department of Education advisories will also be reviewed as part of the seminar.  

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify new developments in special education law
  • discuss the legal reasoning and analysis associated with these new decisions and advisories
  • predict evolving trends in special education law
  • apply these legal principles to factual situations that arise when educating students with disabilities



This course is appropriate for all levels of educators and administrators.


This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Course Information

5 hours/PDPs (included)
.5 ASHA CEUs (optional)
Dates/Time Price
July 27, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

"This class was a comprehensive exploration of Special Education Law and specific state and federal rulings. Very helpful!"

Carolyn Jerzylo
Educator / Assistant Principal

About the Instructor

Dan Ahearn

Dan Ahearn, M.A., J.D., practices disability, special education, education, and children’s law.  He currently teaches a Children & Disability Law course at Suffolk University Law School; counsels law students in the Harvard Law School’s Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising; and chairs the annual Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar School Law Basics. He has previously taught in the Boston University School of Law First Year Writing Program for over ten years.   He has written numerous articles on special education law for MCLE books and for other journals.  He works in the education field at the Landmark School.  He was the past Director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals and a Senior Attorney at the Disability Law Center in Boston.



Mr. Ahearn receives compensation in the form of his salary as Director of the Outreach Program.



Mr. Ahearn states no nonfinancial relationship exists.


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