2017 Spring Conference

  • 03/17/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Lansing Community College Conference Center, West Campus
  • 1



(as of 03/16/2017)

We have reached our venue capacity of 240 attendees.

Speaker: Perry A. Zirkel,  PhD, JD

Topics Include: 

The “New” 504: Current Student Issues

SLD Identification Legal Literacy for School Psychologists

FBAs and BIPs: A Legal Update

Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he formerly was dean of the College of Education and more recently held the Iacocca Chair in Education for its five-year term. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Laws degree from Yale University. He has written more than 1,450 publications on various aspects of school law, with an emphasis on legal issues in special education. He writes regular columns for Principal magazine NASP’s Communiqué, and did so previously for Phi Delta Kappan and Teaching Exceptional Children. Past president of the Education Law Association and co-chair of the Pennsylvania special education appeals panel from 1990 to 2007, he is the author of the CEC monograph The Legal Meaning of Specific Learning Disability; the more recent books, A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education and Student Teaching and the Law; and the two-volume reference Section 504, the ADA and the Schools, now in its third edition. In 2012, he received Research into Practice Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Excellence in Research Award from AERA’s Division A (Administration, Organization & Leadership). In 2013, he received the University Council for Educational Administration’s Edwin Bridges award for significant contributions to the preparation and development of school leaders.

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