XceptionalED Resources
  • #IEP2021
    IEPs: Need To Know
    CONFERENCE


    ​Spotlighting IEP Requirements and Intentions

    ​for speech and occupational therapists, special education administrators, educators, and parents
    August 16-20, 2021
    Register For Conference & Select Your Courses!

Already Registered?

JOIN THE CONFERENCE!

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

5 Courses.
4 Amazing Presenters.

NEW for 2021! Experts in speech therapy, special education, and special needs law have come together to help you navigate IEP requirements this upcoming school year. Due to the upheaval and challenges we faced last year, there are many students who are needing additional services and considerations to help them continue to progress and achieve their goals. Together we will highlight, address, and discuss all of the ways we can support our students, parents, AND our teammates. We are ONE IEP TEAM. 

See The Included Courses


4 Presenters

Meet your industry-loved team of presenters

Learn More About Our Xceptional Leaders

5 Amazing Courses

Here are the great courses you get during this conference.

How to Address Lost IEP Services

MONDAY, August 16 | 4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET

PRESENTERS: Dr. Lara Wakefield, MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott, MED, MHS, CCC-SLP  

Practitioners will learn how to identify and correct the impact of lost IEP services. This begins by distinguishing the difference between regression, rebound, and recoupment of skills. Participants will learn how to address lost IEP services as well as develop collaborative partnerships with the IEP team for effective student-centered solutions. LEARN MORE


REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE and SELECT EACH COURSE you wish to attend!


Dr. Lara Wakefield, MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott, MED, MHS, CCC-SLP

Legal Ramifications of Lost IEP Services

Tuesday, August 17 | 4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET

PRESENTERS: Todd Zoellick, Lawyer and Educator

There are many reasons IEP services may be lost, delayed, or postponed, particularly involving pandemics, natural disasters or prolonged illness. What are the obligations of schools and districts and what do those obligations mean for an established IEP? When are IEP services considered "lost" and how does that impact the legal requirements for providing services? Is the FAPE requirement ever suspended for schools in a disaster situation? We will explore the legal obligations of providing services to students with an IEP, what "lost" services mean, and the legal processes and requirements if services have not been provided as stated in the IEP. LEARN MORE


REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE and SELECT EACH COURSE you wish to attend!



Developing 504 Plans for Educators in the Workplace

WEDNESDAY, August 18 |  4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET

PRESENTER: Dr. Lara Wakefield MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott  MED, MHS, CCC-SLP

As employees of public schools, school staff have rights to accommodations due to disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This means educators can have 504 Plans that require positive actions to assist them with their job duties. This course will review the Section 504 regulations as it applies to school staff. Three case studies will be reviewed to illustrate how accommodations can provide educators with ways to access and complete their job duties with 504 Plans. Finally, participants will be provided with resources to help them locate their local section 504 compliance officer. LEARN MORE


REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE and SELECT EACH COURSE you wish to attend!

Collaborating to Address Lost IEP Services: 
​How Do We Move Forward?

THURSDAY, August 19 |  4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET

PANEL: Dr. Lara Wakefield, MHS, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kelly Ott, MED, MHS, CCC-SLP, Todd Zoellick, Lawyer and Educator, and Tim Kretchman, MED, Former Director of Special Education

Join our four expert panelists to learn about missed IEP services and how this relates to the delivery of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Explore the concept of good faith attempts and compensatory services. Be part of the conversation around how to create collaborative mindsets to move forward to provide FAPE to students during times of constantly changing delivery platforms and safety restrictions. 


REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE and SELECT EACH COURSE you wish to attend!


The ZM

IEP Accommodations: The What and How
of Effective Inclusion

FRIDAY, August 20 |  4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET

PRESENTER: Timothy Kretchman MED, Former Director of Special Education

When it comes to the development of effective inclusive learning environments for children with special needs, the significance and importance of accommodations and modifications is often minimized. This course explores the significance (what) and function (how) of accommodations and modifications as they are used to develop effective, individualized, inclusion for children with special needs. LEARN MORE


REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE and SELECT EACH COURSE you wish to attend!


REGISTER NOW!

Registration is EASY & FREE!

REGISTER HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE first!

  Then, register for EACH course you'd like to attend.

  You must register for EACH course you plan on attending!

•  Can't watch it live? No worries! You will have access to these courses for ONE week after they become available. 
#2 Oval

Watch them live!

•  Login to XceptionalED.com to watch your course LIVE the day and time of the event.

•  From your Dashboard, go to the IEPs: Need To Know tab on the left.

•  Select the Course you are about to attend and hit the Join Live Webinar button.

•  Go to Step 3: Live Webinar tab on the left.

•  Select the Launch Webinar button on the window to the right.

•  Sit back, participate, and learn! 


Get your certificates!

• Login to XceptionalED.com. You will be redirected to your Dashboard.

• Click on the My Certificates tab on the left.

• Simply click the DOWNLOAD button to save your certificate!

Register For Conference & Select Your Courses!
Teletherapy Redefined. Professional Development Redefined. Content Management Redefined. Student & Client Management Redefined.

PLUS a FREE bonus...

Every attendee of IEP2021 will receive the XceptionalTOOLS
FREE for 30 days!
  • Our digital library has 1000's of premade activities for every target area, PLUS you can upload your own materials and keep them organized in one place.
  • Extensive, customized goal bank designed BY pediatric therapists FOR pediatric therapists!
  • See all your scheduled meetings at one glance in the calendar in Monthly/Weekly/Daily views
  • Access to best-in-class teletherapy platform for all of your therapy sessions
Learn More About The Verge Digital Toolbox

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this conference FREE for everyone. 

Questions?

Have any questions about this conference or XceptionalED's courses? Find them below or contact us at Support/Contact Page and fill out the form, and a team member will get back to you shortly! Alternatively, you can send us an email at hello@xceptionaled.com or give us a call at 1-800-381-3445.

How do I register for this conference or the courses within it?
Register for the Conference and get access to ALL Live courses and recorded webinars for up to 1 week after the recording is available.
You will need to create an XceptionalED account to take courses.

How do I access each course on the day of the conference?
AFTER you register for the course you'd like to take, LOGIN and click on IEPs: Need To Know tab on the left navigation to select the course. From there, select the Step 3: ATTEND tab and instructions on how to join the LIVE Zoom webinar will be shown.

How do I watch the replay of a course from the conference?
When the replays are available, LOGIN and click on IEPs: Need to Know tab on the left navigation to select the course. From there, select the Step 3: WATCH tab and click on the video in the window to watch the course.

Will I earn ASHA, AOTA, or other CEU credit for XceptionalED courses and conferences?
*ASHA: Certificates will provide verification of your participation in a course and can be used for the purpose of maintaining your CCCs during your three year interval as CMH (Certification Maintenance Hours) versus ASHA CEUs, and you will need to maintain a copy of this certificate to verify your participation in a course.

*ASHA course reporting starting September 2021

You can earn a Course Completion Certificate for eligible courses which can be used towards most state and national certificate/licensure maintenance. (Please check with your state licensure requirements.)
Will I receive a certificate for each course within this conference?
Yes! A signed certificate will be added to your dashboard after you achieve 80% accuracy on the quiz. You can simply download the certificate from your dashboard and print it from there.
Can a group access the course/conference as a PD activity?
At this time, to receive credit and a certificate, each learner will need to register for the course/conference and complete each course quiz.
Can I attend these courses and conferences if I am not a therapist?
Of course! We encourage students, parents, professionals, community members, etc. to take our courses.  Please read the course descriptions to see if the content would be of interest to you. We recommend contacting your licensing agency to verify that your completed courses will be accepted towards your professional development requirements.
How do I contact Leaders?
If provided, the Leader’s social media accounts will be visible to you from their Bio page.  Feel free to use these options to contact the leader.
I live outside of the United States. May I still take courses and conferences on XceptionalED?
Definitely!  We welcome learners from all over the globe to learn on our site!
I’ve read through all of the FAQ’s and have not found a solution to my problem. How do I contact XceptionalED?
We would love to hear from you! For the fastest response, please visit our Support/Contact Page and fill out the form, and a team member will get back to you shortly! Alternatively, you can send us an email at hello@xceptionaled.com or give us a call at 1-800-381-3445.
Register For The Conference & Select Your Courses!

Already Registered?

JOIN THE CONFERENCE!

Try us risk-free!

** We're confident you’ll be 100% satisfied with all of our courses. 

But in the unlikely event you decide it’s not for you, just ask for a refund any time during the first 3 days and you’ll get your money back!


Get the XceptionalED Course Collection Now!