OCTOBER 20, 2014: At our just concluded 76th Annual Conference and Business Meeting NASDSE's new Board of Directors took the oath of office. Our new board members are:
Frank Podobnik (MT) - President
John Eisenberg (VA) - President Elect
Johnny Collett (KY) - Secretary/Treasurer
Fred Balcom (CA) - Past President
Glenno Gallo (UT) - Member-at-Large
Debbie Gay (GA) - Member-at-Large
Santina Thibideau (NH) - Member-at-Large
Linda Turner (SD) - Member-at-Large
OCTOBER 11, 2014: NASDSE's IDEA Partnership - funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for the past 15 years - has put into print the best thinking of its 55 national partners on leading by convening. The ground breaking work of the Partnership in bringing together entities at the national, state and local levels to work together to address mutual issues and concerns affecting all children - but especially infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities - inaugurated the concept of Communities of Practice. To make their vision of collaboration explicit, the IDEA Partners worked together to create a blueprint for the field. The blueprint works as personal guide, a guidebook for teams, a capacity building resource, and much more. Explore the text, the learning activities and the tools. We invite you to imagine how authentic engagement can change your work and your outcomes! To download a copy of Leading by Convening or to purchase a print copy, click here. To learn more about the IDEA Partnership and its Communities of Practice, click here.
MAY 14, 2014: Professor Perry Zirkel has updated his article, A National Update of Case Law 1998 to the Present Under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA. NASDSE is pleased to share this 2014 update with you. Click here to download.
APRIL 19, 2014: To complement his update on due process hearings, Professor Perry Zirkel has written an analysis of trends in due process hearings. Please click here to read and download a copy of his new analysis.
MARCH 25, 2014: Professor Perry Zirkel has updated one of his earier articles, Longitudinal Trends in Impartial Hearings under the IDEA. The new document includes an informative appendix in addition to the updated article. The new document highlights changes from the previous document for easy reviewing.