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 Conferences and Presentations


The Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports provide professional learning in the form of meetings that address the needs of special education teachers and administrators. These meetings provide professional learning and networking opportunities for special education educators in their area of specialty throughout the state.

Some Division for Special Education Services and Supports conferences have started using a scanning system to document attendance at sessions.  If you attended any of these conferences, ​PLU and Contact hours can be downloaded from the Division for Special Education Services and Supports Conference Report website.

Spring Sp Ed Leadership Meetings

The Spring Special Education Leadership Meeting is jointly sponsored by the Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education (G-CASE) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). This spring leadership meeting replaces the GaDOE special education regional trainings and meetings that had been held in the past throughout the state on a variety of topics of significant importance to special education.

Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference

Georgia Department of Education’s Division for Special Education Services and Supports was proud to offer the IDEAS conference in partnership with Georgia Tools for Life and Georgia CEC. The IDEAS Conference offered a wide range of session topics and presentations that addressed technical and functional perspectives for all educators who teach students with disabilities.   

2017 Institute Designed for Educating All Students - Information

Past IDEAS conference Information

Parent Mentor Partnerships Conference

The importance of families in the academic success of our Georgia students cannot be underestimated; and each and every parent mentor plays a crucial role in engaging, educating, and supporting parents and families in all aspects of their students' education.  Not only did they kick off another year of the GaPMP, but also celebrated the work and dedication of each and every parent mentor and the support of their districts. 

Special Education Leadership Development Academy (SELDA)

The Special Education Leadership Development Academy (SELDA) is a series of six meetings that takes place throughout the school year for new special education directors within their first 2 years of service and/or the assistant to the special education director. The purpose and focus of SELDA is to support new special education directors in accomplishing their responsibilities for general supervision.