After IDEA 2004, each state adopted its criteria for SLD eligibility consistent with the changes in the federal rules – and Illinois was no different. How has Illinois defined SLD, and what role does RTI/MTSS play from a legal perspective? And how is that different from other categories of disability under the IDEA? The evaluation and re-evaluation procedures of the IDEA are an essential framework upon which FAPE and the creation of an appropriate IEP rests, but how do you use the evaluation and re-evaluation data effectively in an IEP for a student with a disability? Once a student is identified as eligible for an IEP, what happens next? How do we continue to meet our FAPE obligations, be prepared for re-evaluations, and continue with a legally-compliant mindset for implementation?
Join Attorney Brandon K. Wright as he discusses these important issues from the standpoint of all educators – helping keep you and your district in line with both legal compliance and practical solutions.