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Who Qualifies: The Nuts and Bolts of Special Education Eligibility

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A notebook on top of a cluttered desk with text that reads 'Individualized Education Program'

Join Gateways for an engaging webinar designed specifically for parents and educators navigating the complexities of the new Individualized Education Program (IEP). Discover the ins and outs of special education eligibility criteria in a welcoming and supportive environment led by Director of Professional Learning and Consultation at Gateways Brian Coonley. Whether you’re seeking clarity or looking for practical tips, this event promises valuable insights and a community of understanding. Don’t miss out—come learn, connect, and empower yourself to better support every child’s unique educational journey!

About the Presenter:

Before joining the team at Gateways, Brian Coonley spent 5 years working at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where he led the state’s significant disproportionality in special education initiative and guided the work of other equity in special education projects. He also provided training and supports to teachers, students, school leaders and families across the state. Prior to working for the state, Brian taught 4th grade, 7th grade world geography, and high school special education. He holds a B.S. in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education and Political Science from Syracuse University and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University. Brian lives in Waltham with his wife, Francine, two daughters, and his in-laws. When not spending time with family or listening to records, Brian is involved with the Boston Jewish community. He volunteers at CJP, served on the board for JBBBS Yom Sport and is co-chair for ADL New England’s associate board. Brian also loves spending time outdoors and anything to do with Philadelphia or Syracuse sports.


February 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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