On May 19, 2022, special educators gathered at a CASE Symposium in Southern California for a sold-out event to discuss current special education reform measures related to compliance and best practices.

The California Special Education Leadership Symposium brought together administrators and directors from all over California to hear speakers on the latest legislation and national trends. The event was a program of the California Council of Administrators of Special Education (CA CASE), and two partners from the private sector, Let’s Go Learn and eLuma.

View the presentation slides for each featured speaker by clicking the link below their names.

Featured speakers

Jonathan P. Read

Jonathan P. Read

Special Education Attorney
F3 Law
Topic: Lessons Learned from Recent Court and OCR Decisions

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Patty Matheny Ed. D.

Patty Matheny Ed. D.

Chief Administrative Officer
East Valley SELPA
Topic: Understanding and Advocating for Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Conflicts in Special Education

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Phyllis Wolfram

National Executive Director
Council of Administrators of Special Education
Topic: The State of Special Education – National Picture

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Mindy Fattig

Mindy Fattig

Senior Advisor
California Collaboration for Educational Excellence
Topic: The Latest from the Golden State of California – with Golden Resources

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Heather Calomese

Heather Calomese

Director of Special Education
California Department of Education
Topic: The Latest from the Golden State of California – with Golden Resources

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About California CASE

CASE is an international professional educational organization which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. Those who receive special education services are individuals who possess basic rights and who command respect at all times. Special Education embraces the right to a free appropriate public education. The mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education.

About Let’s Go Learn

Let’s Go Learn is a personalized learning software company that focuses primarily on MTSS, special education, and intervention programming and support for K-12 students. Over 20 years ago, Let’s Go Learn pioneered diagnostic assessments to determine the needs of each student. Different from fast, limited screeners, Let’s Go Learn’s platform quickly determines student deficits, needs, and causal relationships to help develop individualized learning paths for each student. Millions of students worldwide have benefitted from Let’s Go Learn’s assessment data, pin-pointed instruction, and robust progress monitoring. The platform is designed to assess continuing need and growth from implemented interventions in specific areas, as well as detailed reporting and data to support the development and tracking of IEP content and goals.

About eLuma

eLuma Mental Health and Special Education Solutions is one of the nation’s premier providers of teletherapy for special education and mental health support. The company provides an array of related services, which include speech, occupational, and physical therapies, and as well as effective online delivery of mental health services to K-12 schools and districts throughout the U.S. All of eLuma’s services are delivered live and online by licensed professional therapists using the company’s proprietary platform and innovative case management system. eLuma’s Online Therapy Platform is built to ensure maximum efficacy, efficiency, dependability and a better overall experience for students, parents, and administrators alike.