Maine Special Education Law Summer Institute

Live Zoom
Date: 07 / 08 / 2024
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Presenter(s): Eric R. Herlan
Details Price Qty
Primary Attendeeshow details + $1,250.00 USD  


Join us for 8 interactive Zoom sessions! July 8-18, 2024
Monday-Thursday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We are taking our Institute virtual again for 2024 using Zoom, a cloud based video conferencing service. This program has been designed with busy educators in mind. Participants will cover materials that would traditionally be taught in a semester-long course. This will be accomplished through significant reading in advance from Eric Herlan’s Maine Special Education Law, as well as collected court and hearing officer rulings. Participants will also complete a written exercise in advance of the course, and a written project either during or after the completion of the course. Class members will be required to prepare a written brief on one of the cases, participate in virtual mock IEP meetings, and then finish the course with an interactive mock disciplinary exercise- virtual of course! Participants will come out of the course with a strong knowledge of all the important procedural and substantive requirements of Maine special education law, including the disciplinary issues that impact this field, Section 504, FERPA, and other key issues impacting the delivery of services to students with disabilities. The Institute is an intense and exciting learning experience for administrators, so we encourage participants to be fully present during their online sessions. Because of the small class size and casual nature of the Institute, Eric Herlan will be available to continue discussions and talk informally with participants throughout the 8-day period. A course in Special Education Law is required for new administrator certification in Maine. What better way to meet your requirements than to learn from the best and have fun doing it!
Space is limited, register early!
  • The IEP and team process
  • Special education procedures
  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • Least restrictive programming/classroom accommodations
  • Eligibility
  • Discipline of students with disabilities
  • Section 504 and FERPA
  • Staff shortages and Special Education
Registration & Payment: 
Registration and payment are due in full by July 15, 2024. Payment may be made by registering online or by check (made payable to mailed to PO Box 7570 DTS, Portland, ME 04112.
  Cancellation Policy: 
We understand that plans change. If you find you can no longer attend the Institute, please contact Morgan Stickney at If you cancel before June 24, 2024, and materials are returned to Drummond Woodsum un-opened (textbook still wrapped in plastic) you will be refunded the full registration amount less $250. If you cancel before June 24, 2024, and materials have been opened (textbook not wrapped in plastic) you will be charged for the cost of the textbook ($149), and the $250 cancellation fee. You may keep your textbook. If you cancel on or after June 24, 2024 and before the start of class, we will refund 50% of the total amount due ($625). If you cancel after the start of class, your payment is nonrefundable.
Sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association  

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