Educational Advocacy Webinars (2019-2020 School Year)

Free

Educational Advocacy (2019-2020)

Course description

An Overview of Exceptional Student Education (Special Education) 

During this first of the 2019-2010 school year Educational Advocacy webinars, Dr. Katie Kelly, M.ED., PH.D., ESQ., with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, provides an overview for understanding Exceptional Student Education (formerly known as "Special Education") and why this is necessary for children who have experienced trauma. 


The following is discussed:  

  • The connect between the Dependency system and the school system: the effects of abuse
  • Exceptional Student Education (Special Education) road map 
  • DEA: the federal statute protecting students with disabilities 
  • The IEP: IDEA’s contract between the District and the student; and 
  • Advocacy tips

The information shared by Dr. Kelly will either answer the questions you have or it will lead you to a previous webinar that will. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of Dr. Kelly’s expertise and access all of her recorded webinars found in I am for the child Academy. The webinars are designed to build upon each other and provide you with a clear understanding of your role as an educational advocate.



2 CLE Credits Available

9/18/19-3/31/21

1.5 In-Service Hours Available

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Reviews (2)

I felt that the information on each power point page gave information on the topic that an advocate will need to understand the special education process. As a former special education teacher, chairperson, and public school system legal designee, I feel that this course is well organized and informative.

by Judy King

Dr. Kelly is outstanding. I appreciate her candidness and honesty throughout her presentation. She is so intelligent and interesting to listen to!! Before I go to a 504 or IEP I will RELISTEN to her presentation. She is a valuable asset to the GAL Program.

by Valerie Thompson

I felt that the information on each power point page gave information on the topic that an advocate will need to understand the special education process. As a former special education teacher, chairperson, and public school system legal designee, I feel that this course is well organized and informative.

by Judy King

Dr. Kelly is outstanding. I appreciate her candidness and honesty throughout her presentation. She is so intelligent and interesting to listen to!! Before I go to a 504 or IEP I will RELISTEN to her presentation. She is a valuable asset to the GAL Program.

by Valerie Thompson

Dr. Katie  Kelly

Dr. Katie Kelly

M.ED., PH.D., ESQ.

Dr. Katie Kelly, M.ED., PH.D., ESQ., with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida is an expert on Educational Advocacy.    At the end of the webinar Dr. Kelly provided a question and answer period for those attending the webinar on the original recording date. You may find that information useful to you in your own advocacy.


We know you will gain tremendous information from her training and encourage you to take advantage of other webinars Dr. Kelly moderates and leads. 

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is so grateful to the generosity and expert knowledge Dr. Kelly has provided regarding Educational Advocacy.    Thank you, Dr. Kelly!

Course Contents

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1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

An Overview of Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)