WCASS Conference Handouts

2021 WCASS Fall Conference

Below are the available handouts for the current WCASS conference. Handouts will continue to be updated as information is received. Links within session title will take you to the provided handout. Please note: not every session has handouts to share. Continue to check back for changes.

Monday, September 27, 2021

11:30 - 12:00 PM | Registration: Grand Ballroom Lobby

12:00 - 12:05 PM | Welcome: Upper Dells Ballroom 

12:00 - 4:00 PM | Legal Seminar Pre-Convention Session

12:00 - 12:50 | Implications of Recent DPI and OCR Decisions 

1:00 - 1:50 | COVID & Delta Variant Issues

2:00 - 2:50 | Legal Update on Title IX, Social Media, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

3:00 - 3:50 | Impacts of COVID-19 on School District’s Section 504 Responsibilities

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

7:30 - 8:30 AM | Registration & Continental Breakfast: Grand Ballroom Lobby

8:15 - 8:30 AM | Welcome and Kick-Off

8:30 - 10:00 AM | Keynote SessionWith Change Comes Opportunity

10:30 - 11:30 AM | Concurrent Sessions

1. Moving from In-Person to Virtual Environments

2. SEL and Mental Health is the Work of ALL in Education

3. Town Hall Meeting

4. Extending Best Practices: Communities of Care Through TIG (Trauma, Illness, Grief)

11:45 - 1:00 PM | Lunch and General Membership Meeting

1:00 - 1:30 PM | Dessert and Visit with Vendors |  Sponsored by SpEd Forms

1:30 - 2:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

1. Supporting Our LGTBQ+ Population

2. Education Equity in Special Education USDA’s Journey

3. Humanistic Leadership

4. Critical Incident Response Team Project

2:30 - 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 - 3:45 PM | General Session

Revisions to Disability Category Criteria Within Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation 

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

7:00 -8:25 PM  | Full Breakfast 

Room | Grand Ballroom

8:30-10:00 | WDPI Updates

Presenters: Julia Hartwig / Susan Piazza/Rachel Zelmer / Matt Baier: Explanation of issues related to IDEA and the American Rescue Plan (Wisconsin Model)

10:00-10:15 | Break 

10:15-11:00 | Navigating with Advocacy

11:00-11:30 | WCASS Membership Legislative Update