Take your Advocacy Skills to the next level with just 12 One Day Classes.

The National Special Education Advocacy Institute, NSEAI, has been offering  BCEA™ trainings since 2008. They offered the first and the only national Board Certified Education Advocate program. This nationally recognized program is available for the benefit of parents & leaders in the education advocacy field, such as yourself.  



CLASS TITLE:         800 – Extended School Year  

DURATION:         15.65 hours

Lecture 4.0 hours in 18 videos with out of class assignments of 11.00 hours 
Academic institutions may accept 1.65 quarter credit hours or a no-credit / non-certification grade per class.

This is the eighth of 12 classes in a National Special Education Advocacy Training NSEAT™  program. It may stand-alone or be combined with the full 12-class program as the education prerequisite to the NSEAI Board Certified Education Advocate™ application.   This class was developed as a collegiate level course.

This class provides a broad introduction to extended school year services.  An introduction to ESY concepts, vocabulary and definitions is provided with an overview of 10 ESY standards and eligibility criterion.  It’s purpose is to promote effective special education strategies for developing an appropriate ESY program for a child with a disability, provide an update on the eligibility for ESY programs and offer guidelines on how to individualize them.   Understanding of the ESY meeting is essential and what FAPE is as related to transition programming, regression and recoupment data, as well as predictive data.  An overview of ESY data sources, what to do if there is no history of regression, how to address emergent skills and critical points of instruction.  Family responsibilities are outlined as well as identifying the nature of a disability and its effect on ESY, the duration and support levels are addressed, procedural safeguard timing, environment options available and pendency.   Preparing for the ESY Meeting and how to address IEP Goals not met, self help skills.   ESY documentation requests are discussed, Non-ESY accommodations are defined and outlined as well as the Federal Regulations, a state plan, case law references and definitions.  

This class is designed to expand parental and professional education advocacy skills with a broad knowledge base related to Extended School Year services. This course provides information to students with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, educators, lawyers, paralegals, state and federal agencies and related service providers on research based educational programs and interventions and their use.

10 ESY Standards
Eligibility Criterion
Individualized Programming
Regression and Recoupment Data
Predictive Data
ESY Data Sources
No History of Regression?
Emergent Skills
Critical Point of Instruction
Nature of Disability
Duration and Support Levels
Procedural Safeguard Timing
Environment Options
Not Meeting IEP Goals
Self Help Skills
ESY Documentation
Preparing for the ESY Meeting
Non-ESY Accommodations
Federal Regulations
State Plan
Case Law

After completing the program, participants will be able to:
•    Define  ESY–Extended School Year - and it’s use.
•    Indicate the implications of the use of a non-individualized ESY program.
•    Outline the eligibility criteria for ESY.
•    Review critical skills that need to be included in an ESY program.
•    Describe strategies for documenting the need for ESY services.



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