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  1. Discipline of Students with Disabilities: What's required in the Manifestation Determination Review?

    School officials may consider any unique circumstance on a case-by-case basis when determining whether a change in placement is appropriate for a child with a disability who has violated the school's code of conduct. As a general rule, the consequences stated in the school's code of student conduct apply to all children,including with disabilities.

    Special rules and limitations may apply to a child with disability if the school proposes to remove the child from his or her current placement.This training will review the legal requirements and discipline process for students with disabilities.

    Participants will be able to review and understand federal and state regulations as they relate to following topics:

    • Short-term Disciplinary Removals
    • Process for conducting the Manifestation Determination Review (MDR)
    • Provisions of Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
    • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Long-Term Disciplinary Actions
    • Statutes addressing controversial techniques such as seclusion, restraint, timeout, and aversive techniques



  2. DAEP Administrator Network (D.A.N)

    In collaboration with Region 20 Education Service Center, we are pleased to announce the DAEP Administrative Network (DAN). This is an opportunity to speak with, network with, and problem solve with, other DAEPs across Texas. Discussion topics include Restorative Discipline Practices, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, Disproportionality, Root Cause Analysis, Texas Behavior Support Initiative, Texas School Safety Center, Special Education, Manifestation Determinations, Aversive Techniques, Legislative updates, and much, much more!

  3. House Bill 1952 Training for Administrators
    H.B. 1952 requires a school principal, or other appropriate administrator who oversees student discipline, to attend trainings in effective methods of school discipline every three years. This training session will include distinctions between the types of sanctions a principal can impose versus the types of sanctions permissible by a teacher. We will also learn about some effective methods of school discipline.

  4. CPI - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Initial 2 Day Course
    Participants will review the four levels of a crisis, select the appropriate response to verbally de-escalate dangerous situations. They will practice personal safety techniques and a team restraint to be used as a last resort. In order to meet CPI certification requirements late arrivals and early departures are not allowed.

  5. CPI - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course Refresher
    Much more than a content review, this 1-day refresher course opens up the opportunity to explore and improve key program concepts in greater detail, enhance participant skills and discuss successes and challenges staff members have experienced using skills from the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program.

  6. What's Your Function? ABA 101

    Attendees will learn to approach behavior with evidence based practices to improve outcomes for individuals with Autism and related disabilities within the classroom.by understanding how to increase positive behaviors and  how to replace disruptive behaviors with skills.  Additionally, they will find tools to support skill acquisition and gain confidence in establishing instructional control. Data collection and program development support/tips will also be provided.

  7. Writing BIPs for Individuals with Disabilities
    This workshop will provide school personnel and administration opportunities to discuss and practice effective strategies for writing meaningful Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). Participants will understand the legal implications and components of behavior plans, identify examples and non-examples of quality BIPs, review teacher friendly data collection measures, and how to train staff to implement plans easily and with fidelity. 

  8. From FBA to BIP: Meaningful Behavior Intervention

    This two-day course is an in depth "how-to" for Behavior intervention for individuals with disabilities. Attendees will be guided from the initial indicators that an FBA is needed through the implementation of the BIP with fidelity in the classroom. Data collection, legal issues, and staff training will also be addressed.

     Course Instruction Includes:

    DAY 1- Behavioral Principles, The FBA process including Ethical and Legal considerations, and writing a quality FBA report.

    DAY 2- Utilizing an FBA to identify Behavioral Objectives, Choosing EBPs to teach replacement behaviors, the components of a quality BIP (including examples and non-examples), training staff, classroom implementation, and teacher friendly data collection measures.

  9. Preventative Classroom Management for Persistent and Disruptive Behaviors
    This workshop will emphasize on enhancing relationships with misbehaving students. Participants will be trained on identifying the function of student misbehavior, setting and teaching clear expectations for desired behavior, and keeping students engaged with meaningful explicit instruction. Attendees will leave with at least 11 strategies to use for persistent and disruptive behavior.

  10. Table Talks With National Experts
    This carefully curated series includes a wide range of Special Education topics to support equity and high quality educational programming within our region. Attendees will get an in-depth look at the research, practices, and approaches which lead to best outcomes.

  11. Enhanced- CPI Initial 2 Day - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
    This is the same NCI program you've always known. Its just evolved into something more. Participants will be able to organize their thinking around risk behavior and guide their day to day decision making. 

  12. Does the Child's Behavior Impede Learning? Procedural Guidance on Function Based Behavior Intervention Plans

    This training will provide procedural guidance pertaining to IDEA requirements and will teach a proactive approach for building school capacity to more efficiently implement function based support. Participants will be able to outline the basics of the Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) process and critical features of the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)


    IDEA-SPED Compliance Item # IB1, IB2,IB6, IB7,IB8,IB9a


    Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:

    • What does the law require from IEP teams to address behavior?
    • When are teams obligated to address behavior?
    • What is the FBA process?
    • What are the components of the BIP?


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