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Generated by the work and vision of AWSP's Diversity and Equity Committee, the resources offered provide members with content focused on complimenting, and building upon, current equity best practices within school communities. 

Diversity & Equity Blog Posts

Special Education and 504 Tips & Resources | April 21, 2023

Dr. James Whitehead | Director of Special Programs & Services, Integrated Student Support | Capital Region ESD 113
Apr 21, 2023


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The content from this post comes from Dr. Whitehead's weekly email.

These emails are sent out weekly to leaders in special education and Section 504. Each email contains tips and resources on a variety of topics that are meant to keep you informed and up to date. Please consult your district attorney if you are looking for legal advice, as this is out of my realm. The opinions contained herein are my own.

Please feel free to reach out if you have ideas on topics and resources. This week’s emails include links to information on:

PNW SLP Summit Registration: Please feel free to pass this on to anyone interested. –Last chance to sign up!

Please feel free to reach out if you have ideas on topics and resources. This week’s emails include links to information on:


Behavior Support Plan Template--- Thank you Jessica Whitehead!!!!

Dyslexia and Anxiety in Kids
How good must a 504 plan be to pass legal muster?

Special Education & 504 Case Law:
Differing Adjudicative Systems—New for April
National Compilation of Case Law 1998 to present

Special Education:
Aligning High School and Beyond with Transition Plans
Legislative Tracker Link

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April Updates

Upcoming Classes and Events

Structured Literacy, Science of Reading, & Dyslexia

Culture, Data, and Leadership

Special Education Teacher PD

151422 Refining Special Education Services for Improved Outcomes

151424 Refining Special Education Services for Improved Outcomes

MTSS Support

Washington SEL Institute


Dr. Alicia Roberts-Frank admin training

Dyslexia and MTSS Support—Contact Alicia Roberts Frank

IPP and Para Training Support—Contact Jenny Parker

Early Learning (P-3) Support—Contact Kerri Blankenship

Computer Science: Senate Bill 5088


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  • Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People | Banaji & Greenwald (2013)
  • Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners | Smith, Frey, Pumpian & Fisher (2017)
  • Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education | Gorski & Pothini (2013)
  • Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Children in the Classroom | Forbes (2012) 


For More Information 

Scott Seaman | Executive Director | (800) 562-6100

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