In our 24th year, this conference is designed specifically for administrators responsible for providing special education services. This year’s conference will again be delivered through five monthly sessions via Zoom. We look forward to continuing planning to resume in-person in 2022.


$179 per person. Up to 12.50 Washington State Approved Clock Hours are available (dependent on your participation in individual sessions) and are included in registration.

You will receive recordings and session resources from each session.

Can't make all the sessions? No need to cancel! The sessions will be recorded and registered participants will receive personal access to view the recordings as soon as they are processed (usually 3-5 days). Still wish to cancel?
Conference: A $40 administrative fee applies to all precon cancellations. No refunds after July 30. No Show = No Refund. 

Contact Lisa Gehman at or 360.943.5717 for registration assistance. 
Contact Jamie Chylinski at with special accommodation requests. 

The Conference Sessions

Each of the five virtual monthly sessions will feature:

  • A mini “Ted Talk”
  • Research to Practice Engagement
  • District Best Practices Presentations
  • Topical Speaker(s)
Details will be updated as they become available.

Session 1: August 5, 8:30–11 a.m.
Renewing Hope: Accelerating Inclusive Learning

  • Inclusive Instructional Practices to Accelerate Learning
  • UDL, tech, co-teaching, standards-aligned IEPs
  • Intersectionality and disrupting disproportionality
  • Recovery Services

Session 2: September 9, 8:30–11 a.m.
Leading & Collaborating for Interventions

  • MTSS
  • PBIS
  • SLD and RTI for identification
  • Tiered Interventions
  • Progress Monitoring and Universal Screening
  • Collaboration between special education and MTSS

Session 3: October 12, 8:30–11 a.m.
Co-Designing Inclusive, Integrated Early Childhood Environments

  • Braided Funding
  • Recruitment/enrollment (continuum of placement, LRE)
  • ECEAP Dev PreK pilot
  • Policies/procedures impacting access

Session 4: November 4, 8:30–11 a.m.
Building Equitable Pathways to Graduation and Post-School Success

  • Student-led IEPs, self-determination
  • CTE
  • HSBPs and Pathways
  • Agency Linkages

Session 5: December 9, 8:30–11 a.m.
Celebrating District Innovations

  • Funding wins & finance/sped partnerships
  • Family Engagement–language access
  • Eliminating Restraint & Isloation
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