Friday, March 20, 2009

California Here I Come

I enjoy networking at special education law conferences. I was just asked to pinch hit at a national conference for Special Ed Hearing Officers and Mediators sponsored by the California office of Administrative Hearings and the UCLA Extension. So I will be at UCLA on April 1st for a presentation on decision writing. Good decision writing is harder than you may think.

I love these types of conferences. I get to network with other special education hearing officers and mediators. the informal sharing of information at these gatherings is generally as useful as the session information. It should be a good education and some fun as well.

I don't know Southern California very well. I went to law school at the University of San Francisco, so I love the Bay Area. But California is a very big state, and I look forward to enjoying the sunny southern part on this trip.

If you are going to be in the area at that time, please let me know. I always enjoy meeting readers of this blog, and I'd love to hear from you.


  1. California can refer IEP students on AB2726 who are eligible for residential treatment ONLY to non-profits schools and treatment centers. Does the facility have to have a Federal 501(3)(c) designated to be eligible to receive funding by Califfornia Counties of Mental Health?

    Need info soon. Going into mediation in 3 days. Thanks/

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