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Parents, Let's Unite for Kids presents: 
A one day seminar designed for special educators, administrators, parents, counselors, educators, students, attorneys, or anyone that is interested in the laws that apply to children with disabilities in school in Montana.

Special Education in Montana

Date: June 16, 2005, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Billings, Mansfield Center
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Presenter: Kathleen Manley Coburn
Kathleen is an attorney in Missoula, Montana, where she concentrates much of her legal practice activity on special education issues. She worked as a Special Education, an Elementary, a Kindergarten and a Preschool teacher for several years in school systems on the Flathead Indian Reservation. She now teaches in Corvallis, Montana, and is an Adjunct Faculty member at The University of Montana, where she teaches various courses. While a law student, she did an internship with the Disability Law Clinic at The Montana Advocacy Program, which focuses on legal issues applicable to all persons with disabilities. She has her B.S. and Masters in Education degrees, as well as her J.D., from The University of Montana.

Session Description: One Day Workshop on Special Education in Montana Covering Key Topics and cases Under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504.


  1. Brief History of Special Education Laws and Legislation 
  2. Special Education and the Montana System 
  3. Special Education under the IDEA 
  4. Section 504 
  5. The Montana Human Rights Act 
  6. Panel Discussion Learner Objectives: Attendees Will Have a General Understanding of Special Education Law, Key Court Cases, and Effective Advocacy 

Please advise us at least two weeks prior to the sessions if you require any special accommodations during the sessions or the materials in an alternate format.

We are happy to pursue accreditation for any of our participant needs. At the time of the printing of this brochure, the following credit is available:

  • Certificates of attendance for everyone
  • OPI renewal units for Montana Teachers
  • Montana Early Care and Education Career Development
  • CLE credit approved by Montana State Bar

PLUK is offering a limited number of parent scholarships to cover the registration fee. Indicate in the comments on the registration form that you would like to be considered for a scholarship and state your reasons for needing one. 

Session Registration Form:

Billings, June 16, 2005

$99 for single registration
$75 each for two or more registrants
$50 special rate for full-time students
$50 special rate for parents of children with special needs

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Enter Total Tuition Here:

Check, payable to PLUK, will be sent to: 516 N 32nd St, Billings MT 59101

Credit card (call the PLUK Office with your credit card information)

Purchase order. We are happy to accept Purchase Orders and bill for payment.

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I (we) would like to request the following credit:
OPI Renewal Units - 6 hours
Early Care and Education Career Development - 6 hours
CLE credit - 5.5 hours

Note: you might want to print out a copy of your registration before submitting.

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