The 26th Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers National Conference is a year away and an award-winning legal expert has already signed on to discuss special education law with attendees.
Julie J. Weatherly, Esq., will keynote a general session when the TSD Conference returns to Frisco, Texas, March 17-22, 2017. She is the owner of Resolutions in Special Education, Inc., or RISE, with offices in Alabama and Florida.
Certified to practice law in Alabama and Georgia, Weatherly has 30 years of experience in providing legal representation and consulting services to school districts providing education and transportation to students with disabilities.
She is also a member of LRP’s Special Education Attorneys Advisory Council, which also includes last month’s TSD keynote Melinda Jacobs, Esq., and authors the legal update article for the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) quarterly newsletter, the organization presenting her with the CASE Outstanding Service award in 2012.
In addition to this honor, she was recognized by the Georgia chapter of CASE in 1998 as the person who contributed most to students with disabilities.
Furthermore, she appeared in a June 1996 segment of “60 Minutes” on CBS to answer questions from reporter Leslie Stahl on the cost of meeting the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The date and time of Weatherly’s keynote at the 2017 TSD Conference will be announced later this year.