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IDEA and the Recovery Act:
What Special Education Advocates Need to Know

April 30, 2009

Kathleen Boundy, Esq. and Paul Weckstein, Esq.
Co-Directors, Center for Law and Education
Candace Cortiella
Director, The Advocacy Institute

Webinar Archive and Materials

Webinar Archive*: This is the recording of the live Webinar conducted on April 30, 2009. The recording is 1 hr, 32 minutes in length. You can start, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind the recording using the controls on the ReadyTalk player. (Note: Playing the archive requires FLASH Player to be installed on your computer.)

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation*: This is the PowerPoint Presentation for the Webinar. (PPT) Please note: This presentation is copyrighted by The Advocacy Institute and the Center for Law and Education. Duplication without written permission is not permitted.

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation Handout in WORD*: This is the Handout of the Webinar PowerPoint presentation. (NOTE: Large file; requires WINZip to unzip and open!)

Supplemental Materials: This is the Supplemental materials (PDF) for the Webinar.

Public Records Request: This is a template to use to request public information under the Freedom of Information Act.


IDEA Money Watch: Visit the Resources page of for additional information on IDEA and Recovery Act funds, visit the State IDEA Info page to access information about funding going to states.

USED Guidance on RTI: This is a U.S. Department of Education PowerPoint presentation on use of Title I, Title III and IDEA CEIS funds for RTI.

Project Forum Report: State Definitions of Significant Disproportionality, July 2007. This report provides information on how states are defining significant disproportionality for their LEAs in each of the three areas of identification, placement and discipline. (PDF, 7 pgs.)

* PLEASE NOTE: These materials are for the exclusive use of purchasers of Advocate Academy Webinar live events and archives. Please do not distribute or provide others with access to these materials. Thank you.


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