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April 13, 2017:  Registration is now open for NASDSE’s 79th Conference and Business Meeting that will take place in Portland, OR, October 15-17 (with pre-meetings on October 14th). Click here to view a draft agenda for the Conference (the agenda will be updated on a regular basis) and click here to view the Registration Packet, which includes a link to the Registration page.


April 6, 2017: We have created a new section on our website. Resources on Online Learning, to address the growing role of online learning in K-12 education. Click here to see What’s New on this Resource page.


January 20, 2017: For the past two years, NASDSE’s Board of Directors, with NASDSE member input, has been working on a set of principles for the reauthorization of IDEA. The Principles are now final. Please click here to review them. Your feedback is welcome – please send your comments to


January 13, 2017: NASDSE’s Board of Directors, with input from NASDSE members, including our 619 and data managers affinity groups, has developed Principles for the Reauthorization of IDEA. Please click here to view the Principles. NASDSE’s Board will be developing brief White Papers to explore each of these issues in greater depth.


December 28, 2016: At its December, 2016 meeting, the NASDSE Board adopted Government Relations priorities for 2017. Click here to see the list of priorities.


October 19, 2016: NASDSE President Announces New Priorities for 2016-17. At the installation and Awards ceremony at the conclusion of the NASDSE/CASE Joint Conference, newly installed NASDSE President Glenna Gallo announced her priorities for the upcoming year.


October 14, 2016: NASDSE recently concluded its first-ever joint annual conference with the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) in Milwaukee. At the meeting, new officers and a new board were elected to steer NASDSE in the coming year. NASDSE is pleased to announce its new board of directors for 2016-2017:

  • Glenna Gallo (UT) President
  • Bill Hussey (NC) Secretary-Treasurer
  • Santina Thibedeau (NH) President- Elect
  • John Eisenberg (VA) Past President
  • Barbara Guy (IA) Member-at -Large
  • Linda Turner (SD) Member-at-Large
  • Monica Verra-Tirado (FL) Member-at-Large
  • Jamie Wong (LA) Member-at-Large


October 1, 2016: NASDSE is pleased to announce a new publication, Surrogate Parents and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, jointly published by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) and NASDSE. To view and download a copy of this publication, please click here.


March 9, 2016: Professor Perry Zirkel has recently updated his 2014 document, Impartial Hearings Under the IDEA: Legal Issues and Answers. You can find the updated document by clicking here.




Visit NASDSE's Other Websites!!

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities:

NASDSE's IDEA Partnership has two websites: and

NASDSE'S Project Forum website,, has been taken down. All documents from the old Project Forum website are available on our website on the Project Forum Project page.


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