A caravan of Franczek’s special education attorneys is en route to Springfield to participate in the IAASE Twentieth Annual Winter Conference, and we couldn’t be more excited. As the new website for the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education explains, IAASE is the largest statewide organization of special education administrators in the country and one of the largest Council of Administrators for Special Education (CASE) Units in the US. We love any opportunity to engage in conversations about hot special education topics with IAASE’s nearly 1200 members!

We would love the chance to meet you and hear about the legal challenges you are facing in your schools, districts, and cooperatives. Come find us at the following sessions:

  • Mental Health Support for Students: The Legal Framework presented by Mary Deweese and Jennifer Smith today (February 21) at 10:15 a.m. (Plaza I, 1st Floor).
  • Twice Bitten, Once Shy: Accommodating High Achieving Students Under IDEA and Section 504 presented by Dana Fattore Crumley and Nicki Bazer today (February 21) at 10:15 a.m. (Plaza H, 1st Floor).
  • Too Much Technology? Addressing Legal Concerns Relating to the Use of Technology with Students presented by Jennifer Smith (subbing for Jackie Wernz, who is home with a broken leg) Kendra Yoch today (February 21) at 11:30 a.m. (Plaza CD, 1st Floor).
  • Attorney Panel – Legislative Hot Topics with Dana Fattore Crumley (subbing for Jackie Wernz) tomorrow (February 22) at 10:15 a.m. (Ruby, Emerald, Diamond Ballroom, 2nd Floor).

We hope everyone enjoys the conference, and look forward to seeing many of you over the next two days.