Webinars & Training Resources

Resources by Dispute Resolution

  • The Special Education Handbook describes the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in a readable and accessible format. It provides an explanation of federal and state special education requirements and includes relevant citations. The Special Education Handbook has been used in the annual training of school and special education administrators; its companion PowerPoint presentation, IDEA Overview,  can be accessed from the link immediately below.
  • The IDEA Overview PowerPoint presentation is the same one that has been used for annual training of school and special education administrators. The presentation includes an overview of the requirements described in Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA.) It is meant to accompany The Special Education Handbook, which can be accessed from the link in the first paragraph above.

Webinars by Dispute Resolution

Confidentiality Requirements – This 20-minute webinar covers the responsibility of schools to maintain confidentiality of student records under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Dispelling Myths of Special Education – This 19-minute webinar addresses and dispels 15 of the most common myths and misunderstandings regarding the regulations that implement the IDEA.

Dispute Resolution Processes – This 25-minute webinar covers the three dispute resolution options available under the IDEA to assist schools and parents in resolving special education related disputes: mediation; due process hearings; and state administrative complaints.

Procedural Safeguards and Prior Written Notice – This 37-minute webinar addresses the required content and distribution of both the procedural safeguards notice (PSN) and prior written notice (PWN) under the IDEA.

Webinars by other Arizona Department of Education Units

Child Find Requirements – This 22-minute webinar provides an overview of Federal and State child find requirements and practical tips to coordinate child find activities in school districts and charter schools. Although this presentation is intended for school administrators and staff, others interested in developmental and educational services for children birth through 21 years who may have disabilities may find the information useful, including parents, families, and agencies that support students with disabilities.  For more information about Child Find in Arizona, please visit AZ FIND or contact azfind@azed.gov.

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