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The Spectrum Experience: A 5-Part Series on IEPs

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
  • Thursday, April 07, 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, 11:30 AM 12:30 PM (CST)
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022, 11:30 AM 12:30 PM (CST)
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022, 11:30 AM 12:30 PM (CST)
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022, 11:30 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • Thursday, April 07, 2022, 11:30 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • Online via Zoom
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Event Description: 

The Spectrum Experience: A 5-Part Series on IEPs will provide parents, teachers, and caregivers with knowledge of what an IEP is, and how to write an IEP that has measurable goals, and complies with IDEA. 

At the end of this workshop series, participants will be able to:

  1. Name the different parts of an IEP.
  2. Write appropriate present levels of performance statements.
  3. Develop measurable objectives and goals.
  4. Know the difference between modifications and accommodations.
  5. Understand the difference between an IEP & a 504 plan.
  6. Give 2 or more examples of appropriate measurement of progress.
  7.  Know what is meant by least restrictive environment (LRE) as stated in the IDEA.

Presented by:


Blair Dunigan, a 2000 graduate of Western New England University School of Law, maintains a legal practice in Hendersonville, TN with a focus in the areas of mental health law and special education. Mrs. Dunigan began her law career in the Davidson County Public Defender’s Office, where she was the first appointed attorney for the Mental Health Court. Following this appointment, she worked as the appointed General Counsel to the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities from 2001-2006. Ms. Dunigan also served as Assistant Adjunct Professor for Vanderbilt University, Department of Medicine, in the School of Psychiatry from 2002-2007. She has been a guest speaker for several organizations statewide and continues to provide legal training in the area of mental health law and special education to the community and in the educational setting. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Autism, TN, and as a defense bar representative of the Sumner County Youth Empowerment program. As an advocate and attorney in the field of special education, Mrs. Dunigan represents the family’s interest and works with families and their schools to build relationships and strengthen their specialized education plans.

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