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Corena Steinmeyer - Alternatives in Education
Corena Steinmeyer discusses her work as the director of the Lee County Special Education Association. The Association consists of two school districts located in northern Illinois: Dixon and Paw Paw. Corena talks about the organization of the association and its relationship with the Dixon School District. She details the association's agreement structure and reviews the training responsibilities of the Cooperative, its role for ages birth to three, the transition plans from ages 14 through 21, and the Individual Education Plan (IEP). She also discusses the many challenges facing special education cooperatives and associations.