24th Annual Members Only Conference
Reminder, there is a 3 person per district limit for each District/Organization
*Cancellation policy: Cancellations will be accepted for full refund before October 11, 2023 with notice in writing only. Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Hotel Accommodations and Conference
**You MUST register and be a current member to attend**
Membership Application online at https://liasea.org/join-liasea/
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - Friday, November 3, 2023
Gurney's Montuak Convention Center
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954
Joshua S. Shteierman, Esq. and Michael G. Vigliotta, Esq. Partners at Volz & Vigliotta, PLLC and Debra M. Caputo, M.S., Ed., Mental Health Consultant
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
3:00 PM Check-In Rooms
4:00 PM Conference Registration/Scholarship Raffle Tickets/Vendors (Tillies One)
5:00 PM Workshop Sessions -
- Prioritize time Management and Setting Boundaries
- MTSS/RTI - Chris Foster to Facilitate
- Strategies for Working with Families with Advocates
- ENL and Special Education
- Student Behavior Management
- Strategic Planning to Address Problems
7:00 PM Membership Dinner Buffet (Tillies, Regent and Top Deck)
Thursday, November 2, 2023
7:00 AM Breakfast (Tillies, Regent and Top Deck) Vendors (Great Hall)
8:30 AM Conference Registration/Scholarship Raffle Tickets/Welcome (Tillies One)
8:45 AM Introduction
9:00 AM Presentation "Providing Legally Defensible Special Education Services" Speakers: Joshua S. Shteierman, Esq. and Michael G. Vigliotta, Esq.
- Overview of applicable statutes, regulations, court cases and decisions of the State Review Officer concerning the role of committees on special education, the development and implementation of individualized education plans, and the implementation of services and accommodations.
10:30 AM Short Break
10:45 AM Presentation “New Decisions and Hot Topics in Special Education” Speakers: Joshua S. Shteierman, Esq. and Michael G. Vigliotta, Esq. (continued)
- This presentation will consist of a discussion regarding recent court cases, decisions of the State Review Officer, and Guidance Documents issued by the State Education Department that concern or have an effect on the operation of special education departments.
12:00 PM LUNCH—Buffet Lunch (Tillies, Regent and Top Deck)
1:00 PM Presentation “The Difficult CSE Meeting and The Exhausting Impartial Hearing” Speakers: Joshua S. Shteierman, Esq. and Michael G. Vigliotta, Esq. (continued)
- Through the use of a mock CSE meeting and impartial hearing, we will review and explore those areas which typically “go wrong” during the special education process in order to foster a discussion as to how to avoid those difficult situations and/or be prepared for the unavoidable.
3:00 PM Closing
7:00 PM Business Meeting and Dinner Buffet (Tillies and Regent)
Friday, November 3, 2023
7:00 AM Breakfast (Tillies, Regent and Top Deck)
8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction (Great Hall)
8:45 AM Presentation: “Bringing it Back to Basics: Our Whole Person Vision” Speaker: Debra M. Caputo, M.S., Ed.
- Come explore and be uplifted as we discover our true passion and purpose within ourschools when working with students and staff. Through activities, we will connect to one another and rejuvenateour desire to continue the great work we do.
11:00 AM Wrap Up and Members Meeting
Rooms are limited and subject to “First Come First Served Basis”
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Hotel Accommodations and Conference
Includes Lodging Wednesday/Thursday nights Networking Activities and all meals Wed/Thurs/Friday
Option 1 Single Occupancy - $960 pp - Name of Attendee at time of registration.
Option 2 Double Occupancy - $760 pp - Name of Attendee Roommate at time of registration.
Option 1 Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Conference Only Commuter Special Day Rate - $590 pp
Includes all meals and Networking Activities
Option 2 Thursday/Friday Conference Only Commuter Special Day Rate - $520 pp
Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Gala Dinner Thursday and Breakfast Friday, and Networking Activities
Option 3 Thursday Conference only Commuter Special Day Rate - $ 420 pp
Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Gala Dinner Thursday
Option 4 Thursday Conference only Commuter Special Day Rate - $ 310 pp
Includes Breakfast and Lunch Thursday only
Option 5 Friday Conference Only Commuter Special Day Rate - $85 pp
Includes Breakfast Friday and Networking Activities
***Cancellation policy*** Cancellations will be accepted for full refund before October 11, 2023 with notice in writing ONLY
Joshua S. Shteierman, Esq. and Michael Vigliotta
"Providing Legally Defensible Special Education Services" and “New Decisions and Hot Topics in Special Education”
Joshua S. Shteierman, Esq.
Joshua Shteierman is a partner at Volz & Vigliotta, PLLC, a firm dedicated to Education and Municipal law. Mr. Shteierman represents public school boards of education as well as public and free association libraries in Nassau and Suffolk County. Mr. Shteierman’s practice involves all aspects of civil litigation with a concentration on Municipal, School and Administrative matters, including Federal Section 1983 Municipal Civil Rights actions in-volving claims of Employment Discrimination (State and Federal Law), Land Use, First Amendment Speech and Religion, Education, Police actions, Negligence and wrongful death
claims. He has handled matters in the State and Federal Courts at the trial and appellate level (New York’s 1st and 2nd Departments, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals) as well as the New York State Division of Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Mr. Shteierman’s practice also involves the representation of private independent schools, where he provides general counsel and assists in drafting policies, negotiating contracts, and ensuring compliance with federal and state law.
Michael Vigliotta is a partner at Volz & Vigliotta, PLLC in Nesconset. The firm is dedicated to Education and Municipal law. Mr. Vigliotta represents public school boards of education as well as public and free association libraries in Nassau and Suffolk County. He advises his clients on all aspects of general and labor counsel. Mr. Vigliotta received a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Fordham University and his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the New York Real Property Law Journal and as a member of the New York International Law Review. He is a
frequent lecturer on a wide array of topics, including special education, board governance,sexual harassment, student matters, and employment matters.
Debra M. Caputo, M.S., Ed., Mental Health Consultant
“Bringing it Back to Basics: Our Whole Person Vision”
Debra Caputo is a global mental health specialist who guides and supports a variety of groups in the areas of health education, mental health, and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. In her various roles, she has consulted with schools and organizations on best practices for crisis response and policies, trainings and workshops, staff literacy, and curriculum development. Debra’s breadth of expertise covers overall direction before, during, and after a traumatic event or loss. She has served as a Steering Committee member for LISPAN, a Regional Leader & Statewide Trainer for the Suicide Prevention Center of NY, Curriculum Developer for the JED Foundation, Presenter for Sandy Hook Promise, AFSP LI Board Member, Crisis Counselor, and a Sources of Strength Trainer and Coach. Debra enjoys working with students, professionals, and families to bring hope, help and support in this ever-changing world; she is passionate about ensuring that youth have their voices heard. Debra’s mental health initiatives have benefitted schools and communities firsthand; her commitment to this cause continues to provide assistance in these various areas. Debra works with stakeholders to enhance curriculum design, to provide leadership and collaborative effort strategies, to make resource connections, and to bring her knowledge, experience, and skills to work towards increasing mental health literacy, decrease stigma associated with mental health, and enhance skills to help save lives.
Montauk, NY 11954
|Wait List Single Occupancy (includes room and conference)||$0.00|
|Wait List Double Occupancy Room (includes room and conference)||$0.00|
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