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The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
March 23, 2000

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1. KUDOS! Your Creative Ideas For "THE SECOND BOOK"

When we sent out the FREE BOOKS OFFER, we asked you to tell us what you planned to do with "The Second Book." We knew you'd have some "Creative Ideas" but we've been overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness and generosity.

What have we learned?

You want to help others! Many of you plan to donate "The Second Book" to a person, group or organization and you've given thought to the "ideal recipient." One person summed this up by writing "I'm sure you agree that knowledge is power" then described plans to donate "The Second Book" for a specific purpose so that others will benefit. 

Curious?

Read "What I Will Do with "The Second Book"

If you missed the FREE BOOKS OFFER, you can read about it at the Wrightslaw site.


2. Online Conference About Special Education Law (March 23, 2000)

On Thursday, MARCH 23, Pete and Pam Wright will be guests at HealthyPlace.com for an online conference about special education law.

Topic: Special Education Law: What Every Parent Needs to Know

The online conference is moderated and participants will be able to answer questions.

Start time: 9 EST, 8 CST, 7 MST, 6 PST. 

For those outside the US, a time zone chart is at 

http://www.isbister.com/worldtime/ (United States - New York - is EST)

Place: "Conference Room" at the Healthy.Place chat site at

http://chat.healthyplace.com

PROCEDURE: If this is your visit to the chatroom, go to the login page and click on "new account" link. Make up a username and password. Click on the "remember password box" so your username and password will be available to you in the future.

Conferences sponsored by HealthyPlace.com are free to all. If you know others who would benefit, please invite them.

Check out the HealthyPlace.com Mental Health Communities at

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3. Academics: Exam Copies of Wrightslaw Special Education Law

Many professors are using Wrightslaw: Special Education Law in their classes about special education and special education law. A sociology professor is using the book in a graduate level course about organizations.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law is about to go into the third printing. Harbor House Law Press is trying to estimate sales for the coming year. 

If you are a college or university teacher and are interested in using Wrightslaw: Special Education Law in a class, you may want to order an examination copy. Visit the Wrightslaw site for information about how to order an exam copy of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law


4. Virginia Special Education Regulations: Commentary From Wrightslaw

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is revising the state special education regulations. As part of this process, VDOE is seeking to reduce their responsibilities to children with disabilities and their families.

Virginia's record of compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act is dismal.

According to the last Monitoring Report by OSEP, Virginia was "Non-compliant" in five areas, with "No Information" in two areas. Virginia was not compliant in a single area.

The "Summary of Findings" from OSEP's last Monitoring Report of Virginia.

* IDEA COMPLIANCE REPORT * 

The IDEA Compliance Report is having a large ripple effect around the country. The Report includes detailed information about every state. The Report also established that the federal government has not played an active role in enforcement, but has relied on parents to enforce the law. 

The Index to the full IDEA Compliance Report


5. Tactics & Strategy Manual: #21 On Bestseller List 

The WRIGHTSLAW TACTICS & STRATEGY MANUAL is now available from Digibuy as an "e-book" or digital publication. E-books are less expensive, and there are no fees for shipping. People who order the digital version save about $8.00. To order the e-book from Digibuy, go to: 

Click here to learn more about the Wrightslaw Tactics & Strategy Manual

Click here to read customer reviews of the Tactics & Strategy Manual

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