(REC) The School Edition: FAPE, LRE, and the High-Quality, ND Affirming IEP

In this comprehensive webinar, Abbey Mix, BCBA delves into the intricacies of developing Neurodiversity-affirming Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) within the educational landscape. The webinar features an overview of the historical and legal foundations of special education including pivotal legal cases. Abbey then explores the concept of LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) as defined by federal law, emphasizing its significance in fostering inclusive and accessible educational environments.

The second half of this presentation focuses on embracing the Neurodiversity Perspective. Attendees will immerse themselves in the paradigm shift that celebrates the strengths of neurodivergent learners over deficits and will learn to identify challenges arising from mismatches between learners and environmental expectations.

This webinar concludes with an understanding of the Neurodiversity-Affirming IEP that includes an exploration of this dynamic approach that aligns IEP goals with the skills essential for accessing the general curriculum. Witness the value of emphasizing learner strengths and perspectives in goal development. Uncover innovative strategies to maximize the time spent in the general education setting through creative solutions. Appreciate the collaborative and thoughtful IEP development process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain 1 reason why behavior analysts should understand special education terms such as FAPE, IEP, and LRE.
  2. Participants will be able to explain at least 1 benefit of focusing on neurodiversity affirming approaches to special education
  3. Participants will be able to give 1 example for how to increase collaboration in the IEP process
  4. Participants will be able to give 1 example of a creative solution for increasing time in the general education setting
  5. Participants will be able to explain at least 1 reason for focusing on changing the environment instead of “fixing” the person

About Instructor

Abbey Mix

4 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate

    2 Learning BACB®