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Speaking Engagements

Alexis Casillas has participated in more than a hundred trainings and speaking engagements over the past decade. Typically she collaborates with her audience to provide a researched program tailored to their goals and needs.  Below are a sample of some of the presentations she has made:

  • Creator and Instructor of COPAA's Student Rights Intiative - an interactive program that teaches students to become self-advocates and participate in their educational planning
  • Ethical Questions Across the Spectrum: Students, Parents, Schools and Others—What Do You Do?-an interactive program on legal ethics in the special education context
  • Keeping the "I" in IEE- While the law contemplates some restrictions on school district funded independent evaluations, this session discusses which criteria are valid, and how to push back when faced with unreasonable limitations
  • What Are They Hiding? Using FOIA Laws to Level the Playing Field-a review of tools and resources one can use to obtain public records to further advocacy
  • Legal Writing
  • Allergies and Access
  • Breaking Past the Two Year Barrier-an exploration of the exceptions to the IDEA's 2 year statute of limitations period
  • What are my rights?-a straightforward presentation to parents about their child's educational rights with an interactive Q&A