Disparities in Special Education

This course addresses the inconsistencies in special education referrals, qualifications and provision of services for students of color. It is designed to help you think about how your personal and professional biases, including the perception of student (dis)abilities, impact your decision-making; the degree to which current educational practices increase educational inequities for multi-marginalized students with disabilities and all students with disabilities; and solutions for more culturally responsive and overall equitable educational practices for these students.


Lisa Litzsey

Lisa Litzsey

Lisa Litzsey, MS is currently serving as the program manager for the UW-Milwaukee Institute for Urban Education (IUE), a UW-System sponsored program. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in elementary education with a minor in natural science. After teaching ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn why the underrepresentation of students of color who truly need special services and the overrepresentation of students of color with perceived behavior issues in special education are equally as damaging.
  • Gain insights from the panel participants as they converse about their experiences with the special education system both personally and professionally.


Access to course site: Watch for an email approximately one week prior to the course start date with instructions on setting up your username and password and accessing the online course site.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Lisa Litzsey

Fee: $149

CEUs: .5, CEHs: 5

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 1040-15934

Note: This is an on-demand class, participants will receive an email invitation to join the canvas course once payment is received. Participants will have until 06/30/2024 to complete all course work. Please review our cancellation and withdrawal policy: FAQS

Registration Deadline: June 16, 2024

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