In this full-day IN-PERSON session, participants will engage with theories, policies, artifacts, and case studies to explore:
(a) what to consider and do in the assessment and evaluation of MLLs/ELLs and CLD students with potentially underlying disabilities
(b) best practices in support, collaboration, and IEP development/implementation before or after disability identification; and
(c) considerations for family, community, and critical partnership.
Participants will leave the session with new and/or clarified knowledge, tips, and examples (including handouts and resources for additional information) related to: discerning student behavior and characteristics associated with disability and/or emergent bilingualism; processes and best practices in special education evaluation and other assessments; best first practices in the general education classroom for all culturally, linguistically, and ability-diverse students; and supporting families in consideration of disability, culture, and critical partnership.
Presenter: Chelsea Stinson