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Course Date(s):

Thursdays, July 30 and August 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Online via Zoom)

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Online Facilitated




3 PDPs

Grad Credit:


$60 TEC Members / $75 Non-TEC Members


Online | Facilitated



COVID and Special Education Law 2020: What Every School and District Educator Needs to Know

We will discuss recent issues that have come up during the recent school closures due to COVID-19. Issues include teletherapy, home services, waivers, compensatory services, transportation and much more! The session will be focused on practical takeaways and will provide ample opportunity to answer your questions as you are moving to planning for the fall.


Administrators, Directors of Student Services, Special Educators, PreK-12 Principals, Assistant Superintendents

About the Instructor

Felicia Vasudevan is an attorney with the law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, working in regular and special education issues. Ms. Vasudevan represents school districts in all aspects of special education litigation, from administrative hearings at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) through to all levels of judicial appeal. She represents school districts in matters of student discipline, civil rights issues, collective bargaining, public procurement, and employment issues. She presents workshops on issues such as conducting investigations, evaluations, special education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, state and federal student record regulations, bullying, and civil rights laws both to client groups and at state conferences including at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Ms. Vasudevan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University, with a major in Public Policy. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. During law school, she was awarded the Education Pioneers Fellowship and the Rappaport Fellowship.


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