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:         900 – Special Education Issues  

DURATION:         19.19 hours

Lecture 8.19  hours in 25 videos with out of class assignments of 11.00 hours 
Academic institutions may accept 1.91 quarter credit hours or a no-credit / non-certification grade per class.

This is the ninth 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 special education issues not covered in the other 11 classes.  An introduction to unique special education issue vocabulary and definitions is provided with an overview of national trends. Unique special education issues and appropriate programming is reviewed and outlined.    Understanding dispute resolution options like IEP Facilitation, purpose of a NOREP / PWN, Mediation, Resolution Sessions, Due Process Hearings and the Stay Put Provision, Settlement Agreements, as well as Filing a Department of Education Complaint are discussed.  What is FAPE as related to unique special education issues and programming. related to Private Placement, Response to Intervention, 504 Plan vs. IEPs, Generalization Across Environments, Transportation, Least Restrictive Environment, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, and Supported Inclusion are discussed.  

This class is designed to expand parental and professional education advocacy skills with a broad knowledge base related to transition planning and mapping of outcomes. This class 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.

Dispute Resolution Options
Educational Advocacy
IEP Facilitation
Resolution Session
Due Process Hearing
Filing a Complaint
Stay Put Provision
Private Placement
Parent Emotions
Response to Intervention
Settlement Agreements
504 Plan vs. IEP
Generalization Across Environments
Least Restrictive Environment
Supported Inclusion

After completing the program, participants will:
•    Define what inclusion is and its benefits
•    Indicate the implications of the use of appropriate dispute resolution
     models and methodologies
•    Outline RtI and generalization of skills sets
•    Identify issues related to settlement agreements.
•    Describe strategies for creating an effective complaint to the state department of education.
•     Define areas of consideration when discussing transportation at an IEP meeting.


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