From Emotions to Advocacy Training in Wheeling, WV on April 22, 2016!

Who: Peter W. D. Wright, Esq What: Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training When: Friday, April 22, 2016 Where: Wheeling Artisan Center in Wheeling, WV Why: The training teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child’s special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school. You will learn: how to assess your child’s strengths and needs how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team how to build healthy working relationships with school personnel how to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes how to participate …Read more

Got Questions about ESL / ELLs? Check the Q and A Database

You may have a question that has already been asked…and answered. Look it up in Q and A Database. You don’t have to join.  Just look for the answers you need. The Q and A Database contains questions, answers, discussion from  2008-2015! Scroll through the Q and As Click the topic you want On your browser tool bar, click Edit > find > then type a search term in the find box. Topics A through K | Topics L through Z ESL / ELL: English Language Learners from amber: please help me find laws and parent resources for ELLs with …Read more

Wrightslaw Training Just Outside Ft. Worth, TX!

Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas. The program will be held at the Lake Arlington Baptist Church in Arlington, TX on Saturday, April 9, 2016. In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours) attorney Pete Wright teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child’s special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school. Register Online Today! Print and share the conference flyer! For all conference details, please …Read more

A New Look for the Blog

Did you notice?  The Wrightslaw Way now has a slightly new look, is responsive for all your devices, and more user-friendly for asking and answering questions. We realize there are going to be bugs, but it shouldn’t take you long to find your way around the new look. You can click “leave a reply” to comment on any posted article. You’ll find recently asked questions and answers on the Community Helpline. To ask a question, go to the Community Helpline and choose “click here to ask a question”. We would appreciate your feedback and your help de-bugging. How does it …Read more

Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools

New U.S. Supreme Court case, maybe? On June 12, 2015, the Sixth Circuit in Fry v. Napoleon Community School District held that their case had to be dismissed because they failed to exhaust their administrative remedies, i.e., pursue a special education due process hearing. This is a “Service Dog” case. The parents were not seeking changes to the child’s IEP at the time they filed suit and were only seeking damages under 504 and ADA. Parents lost at the US District Court, lost at the Sixth Circuit, and have petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear the case. The Supreme …Read more

Two Wrightslaw Conferences in the State of Texas!

March 4, 2016 – Edinburg, Texas: Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training, sponsored by Team Mario. Speaker Pete Wright, Esq. Conference fee includes Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Wrightslaw Pen/Highlighter and three books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs. Click here to register online. Download and share the conference flyer. For all conference details click here. April 9, 2016 – Arlington (just outside of Ft. Worth), Texas: Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training sponsored by the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas. Speaker Pete Wright, Esq. Click here …Read more

Got Questions? Check the Q and A Database!

Have you been reading blog posts and articles, but can’t find the answer to your question? You may have a question that has already…   been asked and answered! Look it up in Q and A Database. You don’t have to join.  Just look for the answers you need. Topics A through K | Topics L through Z Scroll through the Q and As Click the topic you want On your browser tool bar, click Edit > find > then type a search term in the find box. Below is a discussion on classification, labels, and IEPs from the Database. …Read more

I Need a Template for a Section 504 Plan!

I am an Intervention teacher in a catholic school. As a catholic school, we are not obligated to do a 504 plan. Where can I get templates to write our own version of a 504 for ADHD and other learning disabilities. The American Diabetes Association has prepared excellent model 504 plans and health plans. This format can be modified to cover other issues that arise at school for a student with xxx (fill in the learning disability or area of concern). Be sure the plan includes a broad range of services and modifications that are often needed by the student. …Read more

Have You Visited Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities Site Lately?

On the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities website, you will find special education schools, learning centers, treatment programs, parent groups, respite care, community centers, grassroots organizations, and government programs for children with disabilities. Read the user guide! Do you help parents and caregivers get special education services for children with disabilities? Does your organization provide information and assistance? Do you facilitate a support or study group for parents of children with disabilities? If the answer is “Yes!” please complete the application to be listed on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state. Listings are FREE! If you are …Read more

Good Books Make Great Gifts

Books are gifts that can be opened again & again. Treat yourself – or someone else – to a Wrightslaw best seller today!     Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition       Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition       Wrightslaw: All About IEPs       Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments