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Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education

Virtual Learning

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Webinar Series
Dr. Marilyn Friend

Series Details

  • Part 1 - October 17, 2023 - 11a-12p
  • Part 2 - January 11, 2024 - 11a-12p
  • Part 3 - April 11, 2024 - 11a-12p
  • Registration is for all 3 webinars 
  • Recording available for registered participants
  • Registered email address will be used for the Zoom link to participate in the webinars
  • Refunds will not be provided - Credit for a future webinar

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Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education and special education teacher, researcher, university professor, administrator, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children and is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Friend is also a Fulbright scholar and has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally (more than 4000 presentations and projects in the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia). Her contributions to the field include authoring/co-authoring five books and more than 90 articles, chapters, and print other materials; and appearing in three popular video series on collaboration, co-teaching, effective instruction, and other inclusive practices. Her work has been recognized with several lifetime achievement awards, including in 2022 being the first recipient of  the Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration Lifetime Achievement Award.

Special Education Discipline 101 

Legal Webinar Series

The regulations regarding discipline for students with disabilities can be complex. This series will examine the discipline process for students with disabilities starting with the basics - from the ten day rule to manifestation determinations and everything in between. Join education law attorneys Betsey Helfrich and Shellie Guin for a practical approach to student discipline, get answers to your biggest questions, and take the mystery out of the student discipline process. 

Presented by attorneys: 

  • Shellie Guin, Guin Mundorf, LLC
  • Betsey Helfrich, Law Office of Betsey Helfrich

Part 1 - September 6, 2023, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Part 2 - October 25, 2023, 11:00AM-12:00PM

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     $150 Members; $200 Non-members

  • Registration is for both webinars - You will receive recording for Sept Session
  • A recording will be available to those who register
  • The email used for registration will be used for the Zoom link to participate in the webinars
  • Refunds will not be provided - Credit for a future webinar

Shellie has over 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of education law, labor and employment law, insurance defense and litigation. Shellie provides general advice and counsel to public school district clients concerning a variety of areas, including special education.  She has successfully defended school districts against a variety of claims in both state and federal court. Shellie is an accomplished speaker with extensive experience conducting training and seminars on a wide variety of education law topics. 

Betsey is dedicated to education law and has successfully represented school districts against a variety of claims in state and federal courts, as well as due process hearings and appeals.  She frequently presents nationally and locally in all areas of education law, including the national Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), LRP's Annual National Institute on Legal Issues, the Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education & the Law, the Tri-State Special Education Law Conference, and Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education.   


Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education


3550 Amazonas Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Office: 573-644-7804

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 14707

Springfield, MO 65814

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