Julie Weatherly, Esq.

Attorney at Law


Stephanie Taylor

Ed.S, NCSP, PresenceLearning


When it comes to legal topics, special education leaders and related services practitioners are always hungry for more! This summer, we’re unpacking a virtual picnic of meaty, legal topics like mental health services and student discipline. To carve up these hot topics into bite-sized nuggets, we have Julie Weatherly, Esq., a perennial favorite explainer of special ed-related legal issues, presenting the latest cases and their implications, and answering your questions. Join us on July 11 for a special 2-hour webinar where we present today’s most troubling topics … and the expert guidance you need to be prepared for the 2017-2018 school year.

Presenter Bio

Julie J. Weatherly, Esq. is the owner of Resolutions in Special Education, Inc. with offices and attorneys in Alabama and Florida. Julie is a member of the State Bars of Alabama and Georgia, and for over 30 years, has provided legal representation and consultation to school agencies across the country in the area of educating students with disabilities. She has been a member of the faculty for many national and state legal institutes and is a frequent speaker at special education law conferences. Julie has developed a number of training programs that support special education legal compliance and has been published nationally as a part of her trainings, workshops and seminars. She is the author of the legal update article for the National CASE quarterly newsletter and is a member of LRP’s Special Education Attorneys Advisory Council. In June of 1996, Julie appeared with Leslie Stahl on CBS news program “60 Minutes” to discuss the cost of meeting the legal requirements of the IDEA. In 1998, she was honored by Georgia’s Council for Exceptional Children as the Individual who had Contributed Most to Students with Disabilities, and in April 2012, Julie received the Award for Outstanding Service from the National Council of Administrators of Special Education.

Learning Outcomes

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Apply up-to-date legal strategies to ensure that students with mental health issues are not denied FAPE
• Describe the latest legal strategies and cases regarding disciplinary practices for students with special needs
• Summarize current legal issues, policy shifts and funding actions that are impacting special education regarding student mental health and discipline

Time Ordered Agenda

120 minutes (2 hours)
1:00 -1:10 pm Welcome & Context Setting
1:10 - 1:40 pm Special ed laws & their application to students with mental health issues
1:40 - 1:50 pm Case law examples relevant to student mental health issues
1:50- 2:20 pm Special ed laws & their application to issues of disciplinary practices
2:20- 2:30 pm Case law examples relevant to student discipline issues
2:30 - 2:55 pm Audience Q&A
2:55 - 3:00 pm Summary and wrap up
*All times Eastern time

To Earn a Certificate of Attendance

To earn a certificate of attendance and/or ASHA, AOTA or NASP continuing professional development/education credit:
• Attend this live event for the entire (120-minute) duration.
• Complete a post-webinar survey for self-assessment and feedback.

Financial Disclosure

Julie Weatherly received a consulting fee from PresenceLearning, Inc. for her presentation for this webinar. Ms. Weatherly also receives compensation from professional organizations for conference presentations, and receives consulting fees from school districts and state departments of education for providing special education legal guidance, staff training, and professional development workshops. She receives a salary and shareholder distributions from Resolutions in Education, Inc. the special education consulting firm where she serves as owner and president.

Nonfinancial Disclosure

No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Other Information

This event is free of charge. For accommodations or modifications please email

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This webinar is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area). This course is registered as AANC 1163-001. Subject Code: 7025.


This webinar is offered for 0.2 AOTA CEUs or 2.0 AOTA Contact Hours for Occupational Therapists. Course content is Intermediate Level, but can be applied at all levels of professional experience. Classification Codes for this course include: Domain of OT: Context and Environment; Occupational Therapy Process: Approaches to Intervention, and; Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues. Course Number AOTA 9463-0003-001.


This webinar is offered for 2.0 hours of NASP CPD credit (Content areas: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice). Course Number NASP 1115-0017-001.

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