The Special Education Law Symposium and Section 504 Institute are now sold out. We regret that we cannot accept further registrations. We value the quality, comfort, and interaction opportunities that make the symposium popular. These factors, in addition to room capacities, have made this decision difficult, but necessary.

We will be offering the symposium again in June, 2018. Please consider an earlier registration, if you are now unable to register for the upcoming one.

We will be offering the symposium again in June, 2018. Please consider an earlier registration, if you are now unable to register for the upcoming one.

Tuition and Fees: Enrollment is limited, and advance registration is required. Fees for all credit, non-credit, and/or professional development include dinner on the 18th and lunch on the 23rd. All checks are to be made payable to Lehigh University. Everyone registering for this symposium MUST fill out the registration form.

Non-credit/Continuing Professional credit: $995 for the entire symposium or a per-day option of $295, includes course materials. A special Thursday/Friday two-day rate of $545 is available to school district Section 504 coordinators or others interested in the Section 504 Coordinators Institute. Non-credit participants may pay via credit card by filling out the registration form found on the yellow “Register Now” link to the left of this information. Non-credit participants that wish to pay via check or purchase order should print and fill out the registration form and return it with full payment to Shannon Weber, Lehigh University, 111 Research Drive, Iacocca L101, Bethlehem, Pa 18015. Payment is due at the time of registration.  Please contact or 610-758-5557 with any questions.

Credit: Tuition for the 3-credit graduate course is $1,695. Payment is made directly to the Bursar’s office at Lehigh University. The text/binder for the course is NOT included in the tuition; it must be purchased separately. Please contact or 610-758-5557 for details. Individuals seeking credit who are not enrolled at Lehigh must apply for non-degree status; fill out this application for non-degree status and mail it to Donna Johnson, Lehigh University, College of Education, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA. The exam for graduate credit participants: Wednesday, July 12 at 1 PM in STEPS Room 101 with alternate exam date to be determined. The exam is open notes; for further information about the exam content or schedule, contact Dr. James Newcomer at

Refund Policy: Cancellations made March 12-May 11 will be refunded minus a $75 fee. No refunds will be issued on or after May 12th.

Professional development available:

  • CLE Credit (pending): 26.5 hours of Pennsylvania CLE credit will be available through the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. As many states have reciprocal agreements with PA for CLE credits, please check with your state’s CLE board to determine if credits will be accepted.
  • Act 48: ACT 48 credit is available for the symposium.
  • Act 45: Pennsylvania’s Act 45 credits are not available.