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1. Advocacy Training Program in Hawaii, December 7-8, 2001
Please join Pete and Pam Wright for an intensive two-day special education law and advocacy training program in Honolulu on December 7-8, 2001.
The first day of training is based
on Wrightslaw: Special Education Law;
Friday, December 7, 2001
* IDEA: History & Overview
* Other Statutes: Section 504, ADA,
* Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate
& Parent's Attorney
* Individualized Education Programs
Demonstration: How to Use PowerPoint and Excel as Advocacy Tools
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2001
* The Parent as Expert
* How to Use Tactics & Strategies:
The conference is sponsored by Parent Friends Education & Support, Hawaii Center for Independent Living, Autism Society of Hawaii and Community Children's Councils under the Felix Consent Decree.
The registration fee is very reasonable and includes Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (Retail: $29.95) and other materials. Please visit the Wrightslaw site to learn more about the Hawaii conference.
Please download a conference brochure in pdf that includes a registration form.
2. Advocacy Training or Advocacy Boot Camp?
Pete yells, "Two standard deviations above the mean is WHAT?"
"And where are the regs about IEPs?"
"300.340 - .350 and Appendix A!"
"And what is your mission?"
"Page 24 of Wrightslaw!"
After two days of intensive advocacy training, these Colorado parents, advocates and attorneys were exhausted and empowered. Was this advocacy training - or advocacy boot camp with Pete Wright as drill instructor?
We got an answer yesterday . . .
3. Yellow Pages For Kids With Disabilities
To say "thank you" to our Colorado
friends, we published the "Colorado
We are building our "Yellow Pages
for Kids with Disabilities" so people
We asked the participants at the Colorado
conference to give us the
One down, 53 states and territories to go. Next we will tackle Hawaii
Visit the Help pages on Fetaweb.
4. Coming Soon - Results of Best School Site Contest
On October 1, we published an Alert
about the Best School Site Contest. To qualify as a "Best School
Site," the site must help parents and others
The new FetaWeb site will include a directory of "Best School Sites."
Your votes are in. We will announce the winners soon.
5. Harbor House to Publish New Issue of the Beacon
The Beacon: The Journal of Special
Education Law and Practice is the first journal published exclusively
for parent attorneys and advocates.
The Fall issue of The Beacon will focus on document and exhibit preparation, and will include articles by several attorneys and advocates. The first issue of The Beacon focused on mediation and negotiation in special education cases.
Subscribe to The
Beacon from the Harbor House Law site.
Learn more about The Beacon.
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