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The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
April 18, 2001

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Please join Pete and Pam Wright in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4 and May 5 for two days of training in special education law and advocacy.

AGENDA

Special Education Law (Friday, May 4, 2001)

IDEA 1997: Overview
Section 1400 - Findings & Purposes
Section 1401 - Definitions
Section 1412 - ESY, Child Find, LRE / Mainstreaming / Inclusion, Private
Placements, Assessments
Section 1414(a) - Evaluations and Re-Evaluations
Section 1414(d) - IEPs, Present Levels of Performance, Goals & Objectives,
Understanding Tests & Measurements
Section 1414(d) - IEPs, Appendix A, and S.M.A.R.T. IEPs
Section 1415 - Procedural Safeguards, Notice, Mediation, Due Process,
Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
Other Statutes: Section 504, ADA, FERPA
Caselaw and Recent Legal Developments,
"Back to School on Civil Rights" by NCD

Special Education Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate & Parent Attorney (Saturday, May 5, 2001)

Advocacy 101
Developing the Master Plan
The Special Ed Manager
Learning the Rules of the Game
Recognizing and Avoiding Obstacles
Dealing with Conflict
Crisis Management

The Parent as Expert - Tactical Approaches
Understanding the Child's Disability; Private Evaluations
Organizing the Child's File
Understanding Tests & Evaluations
Measuring Progress and /or Regression
S.M.A.R.T. IEPs

How to Use Tactics and Strategies
Rules of Adverse Assumptions
Creating Paper Trails
Letter Writing Strategies; The "Letter to the Stranger"
5 Ws + H + E
Preparing for Meetings; Meeting Strategies
Choosing Your Battles Wisely

Each registrant will receive Wrightslaw: Special Education Law with CD-ROM with their registration fee

For more information please download and print the brochure for this conference. You can also download the conference agenda.

This conference is sponsored by PRO-Parents of South Carolina and the South Carolina Autism Society. We hope to see you in Columbia!


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