Wrightslaw l No Child Left Behind l IDEA 2004 l Fetaweb l Yellow Pages for Kids l Harbor House Law Press

Home > William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA)


The Special Ed Advocate
It's Unique ... and Free!

Enter your email address below:

 

2014 - 2015 Training Programs

Oct 25 - Olympia, WA

Oct 30 - Phoenix, AZ

Nov. 1 - Grand Rapids, MI

Nov 6 - McAllen, TX

Nov 18 - DesMoines, IA

Nov 21 - Temecula, CA

Dec 4 - OKC, OK

Full Schedule

Be a Hero ...

 Jason at Ft. Benning
... to a Hero
Learn more

Wrightslaw

Home
Topics from A-Z
Free Newsletter
Seminars & Training
Consultations
Yellow Pages for Kids
Press Room
FAQs
Sitemap

Books & Training

Wrightslaw Books & DVDs
Wrightslaw Storesecure store lock
  Advocate's Store
  Student Bookstore
  Exam Copies
Training Center
Bulk Discounts
New! Military Discounts
Mail & Fax Orders

Advocacy Library

Articles
Doing Your Homework
Ask the Advocate
FAQs
Newsletter Archives
Summer School Series
Success Stories
Tips

Law Library

Articles
Caselaw
IDEA 2004
No Child Left Behind
McKinney-Vento Homeless
FERPA
Section 504
Fed Court Complaints

Topics

Advocacy
ADD/ADHD
Allergy/Anaphylaxis
Assistive Technology
Autism Spectrum
Behavior & Discipline
Bullying
College/Continuing Ed
Damages
Discrimination
Due Process
Early Intervention (Part C)
Eligibility
ESY
Evaluations
FAPE
Flyers
Future Planning
Harassment
High-Stakes Tests
Homeless Children
IDEA 2004
Identification & Child Find
IEPs
ISEA
Juvenile Justice
Law School & Clinics
Letters & Paper Trails
LRE/Inclusion
Mediation
Military / DOD
No Child Left Behind
NCLB Directories
NCLB Law & Regs
Parental Protections
PE and Adapted PE
Privacy & Records
Procedural Safeguards
Progress Monitoring
Reading
Related Services
Research Based Instruction
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Restraints/Abuse
Retention
Retaliation
School Report Cards
Section 504
Self-Advocacy
Teachers & Principals
Transition
Twice Exceptional (2e)
VA Special Education

Resources & Directories

Advocate's Bookstore
Advocacy Resources
Directories
  Disability Groups
  International
  State DOEs
  State PTIs
Free Flyers
Free Pubs
Free Newsletters
Legal & Advocacy
Glossaries
   Legal Terms
   Assessment Terms
Best School Websites

 

Print this page

William & Mary Law School

2013 Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA)

Agenda l Faculty l Graduates l Slideshow

The 2013 Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) at William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA, July 28 - August 2, 2013 provided training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law.

ISEA is a five-day training program hosted by the William & Mary School of Law and co-sponsored by the PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Wrightslaw, and The Oklahoma Disability Law Center.

***ISEA 2014 scheduled for August 3 - August 8, 2014***
Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly, from February 1, 2014-June 30, 2014

ISEA Class of 2013

ISEA 2013 Graduates

Enlarge photo

Rondalyn Abode, OK

Karri Axtell, TX

Terry Bedard, FL

Patricia Black, CA

Eric Bloomstein, MA

Nancy Bowden, CO

Priscella Browne, MA

Kevin Cannon, FL

Lauren Caron, CA

Debra Coldsmith, VA

Darcy Cunningham, VA

Jennifer Cryan, VA

LaJuana Davis, AL

Sue Davis-Killian, FL

Elliott Dugger, GA

Angela Echols, AR

Robert Emmer, OH

Faith Filiault, CT

Hadassah Foster, CA

Laurie Gaut, TN

Ann Greiner, GA

Cynthia Greiner, GA

Earl Hall, NY

Tammi Hellwig, VA

Betty Hines, SC

Ruth A. Hocker, VA

Tanya Inabinet, SC

Ginger Jaggars, OK

Michelle Jarvis, CA

Eileen Jenetopulos, CT

Peter Jenkins, VA

Stephanie Leblanc, MA

Anita Lena, OK

Lisa Mayer, MA

Mary C. Miller, VA

J. Danielle Munro, LA

April Kelly Neal, GA

Amanda O'Neal, CA

Laura Peddicord, TX

Juliana Petito, NJ

Penelope Petzold, CT

Dena Pinson, OK

Kimberly Preston, SC

Veronica Quezada, CA

Alex Reidell, VA

Carol Richards, AZ

Kelsey Riff, KS

Christine Riley, MA

Udyss Romano, FL

Janet Rulifson, CA

Terri Safdari, MO

Emma Sherry, OK

T. Edmund Spinks, FL

Valerie Stammelman, NY

Mary Stevens, ME

Lorie Stewart, CA

Chan Stroman, WI

Maria Suchy-Kozak, NY

Kristen Tassin, TX

Lou Ann Tompkins, MI

Jamie Vazquez-Bernier, PR

Ronaldo Warito-Tome, NM

Lori Wathen, OK

Ginger Wells, OK


ISEA 2013 - Slideshow

What ISEA 2013 graduates are saying...

Outstanding! What an opportunity to learn from the best! The material covered and the presenter's experience was a perfect blend, all was immediately helpful and relevant. A must for anyone interested in improving their skills.

All "advocates" (parents, attorneys, specialists, and what we specifically identify as IDEA advocates) will find it incredibly powerful to participate in ISEA; it is simply the best offering in the Nation!

ISEA was AWESOME! The presenters were so informative that I am still trying to digest all that I have learned. The agenda was like a menu at a 5 star restaurant - soup to nuts!! If I could I would do this as an annual retreat to reignite my desire to speak for those who can't. I thank each person involved in making this experience second to none!

Simply "a must attend program". As much so as is Pete's conferences.

When laughter and humor are integral components of the learning process, the mind expands and the knowledge acquired, the fellowship experienced, and the resources established become cherished memories...this is ISEA.

The best advocacy program on the planet!

I do not believe that a value could be put on a program such as this. It was priceless. I just told a friend a few minutes ago that I still cannot believe that I had the opportunity to attend. I could never thank everyone enough for all that was done to put together such an incredible event for us. As an advocate, this was one of the most unbelievable events of my life. We had the best of the best of speakers and a wide variety of attendees. This melting pot allowed for different views and questions that allowed us to learn even more.

My week at ISEA is one week I will never forget. I met a lot of great people who share my passion to advocate for children with special needs. I gained so much more knowledge about the field of special education advocacy than I had when I came into the program. I would highly recommend this program to anyone currently advocating for children in special education or planning to advocate.

Get in, sit down and buckle up. The Special Education Informational Autobahn is Open! Speeding through Ethics, inclusive of History and Relevant Law, maneuvering through IEP Strategies, Working with Parents and Schools. A brief look at Understanding Evaluations, tests and measurements brings you around the school to prison pipeline before you breeze through Eligibility on your way to Section 504 as you follow that paper trail of Case Preparation towards Due Process Claims and State Complaints tosses you right into Dispute Resolution and Settlements before hitting the Case Law review circuit you wind the bend of legal claims and remedies before you pack it all in and create systemic change back home.

ISEA should be on the "bucket list" for anyone, attorney or advocate, who is serious about special education advocacy.

No matter how many years you have been in the field, this experience will enlighten you, educate you and reignite that inner passion that motivates you.

Speaking as an educator, this clinic gave me a remarkable perspective into the legal side of education. I learned a great deal about the tremendous undertaking a parent faces when pursing legal action in educational matters. I learned that sometimes communication breaks down and how to proceed appropriately to obtain the desired outcome for a child. This clinic has demonstrated to me how to be a better consultant to parents and how to work as a team to achieve the best outcome for the student. This clinic is a must for any Educational Advocate or attorney working in educational law. It is also relevant to any educator that wishes to understand what happens when and if the process breaks down.

No Advocate should be holding themselves out there as being knowledgeable UNLESS they have taken this class...

You need this program to have a comprehensive understanding of Special Education Advocacy.

I would recommend this program to others! It was an amazingly intense and wonderful week of learning and networking bringing together those wishing to challenge the status quo for children with disabilities and their families!

Worth every minute!

A learning experience that empowers and enlightens.

A perfect introduction to the complex legal world of special education.

If your desire is to make positive sustainable change in special education law, there is no better place to gain the proper foundation than the ISEA! This institute provides you with the opportunity to learn from those who have done and are doing what you hope to do.

This was an exceptional experience for a law student. The program gave me an opportunity to meet people in the field and receive practical training. I feel better prepared to integrate classroom theory with real world problems as I finish my legal studies.

Unlocking the door to a new world of advocacy for Special Education.

One of the best investments I ever made!!

Strap on your seatbelt......you're going on a Special Education Advocacy ride!!! One you will never forget, but will learn a lot!!!


Meet the ISEA 2013 Faculty l Topics & Agenda

Blogging LIVE from ISEA 2013 l Day 1    Day 2    Day 3     Day 4    Day 5

Wrightslaw Conference Page Archive: http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/archive/13.07.va.wm.htm

ISEA 2012

To Wrightslaw Seminars & Training

To top

Created: 08/24/13
Revised:

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon The Special Ed Advocate: It's Free!

 

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, by Pam and Pete Wright
About the Book

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
About the Book

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments
About the Book

Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board
About the DVD Video

 

Copyright 1998-2014, Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright. All rights reserved.

Contact Us | Press Mission l Our Awards l Privacy Policy l Disclaimer l Site Map

What's New!

Now Shipping!

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments
About the Book

Check it out!

Wrightslaw Store

The Advocate's Store

Get Help!

Blog the Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw on Facebook

Find us on Facebook

Wrightslaw Books

Student Discounts

Military Discounts


Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

About the Book
To Order

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, by Pam and Pete Wright
About the Book
To Order


About the Book

To Order


Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board

About the DVD Video
To Order


To Order


Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind

About the Book
To Order

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training


Understanding Your Child's
Test Scores (1.5 hrs)

Understanding Your Child's Test Scores

Learn More
To Order
Retail Price: $
24.95
Wrightslaw Special: $14.95

Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
(6.5 hrs)


Wrightslaw WebEx Special Education Law & Training Program (6.5 hrs)


Learn More
To Order
Retail Price: $99.95
Wrightslaw Special: $49.95