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How Do I “Fight” for My Son’s Needs?

12/18/14
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My 10-year-old has just been diagnosed as ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and Tourette’s Disorder. His doctor has recommended a parapro. Should we get an IEP or 504? I need to know how to proceed if I need to “fight” for this for my son. Advocacy Advice from the Community Helpline – From David… If you haven’t […]

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Reminder! – Free Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Coming to OKC!

12/01/14
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Don’t miss out on this FREE Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training. The conference is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. and Partners in Education Advocacy. FREE for parents, family members and individuals who work with children with disabilities and are residents of Oklahoma. Out of state registrants are welcome, but will be […]

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Reminder – Wrightslaw Training Coming to the “Tropics of Texas”…

11/03/14
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Register Today! McAllen, Texas that is! Sponsor, TeamMario welcomes Pete Wright, Esq., to the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley for a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on November 6, 2014. Registration includes Continental breakfast, afternoon snack and three Wrightslaw books. Early Bird Registration ends on September 30, 2014 so […]

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How Can I Get My Son’s IEP Updated for College?

10/30/14
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My son’s IEP was last updated in 3rd grade. He is now a senior at a private christian school. How can I get his IEP updated for college? There are several issues in your question. Private Schools and IEPs Does a private school have to provide an IEP for a child with a disability? Answer: […]

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Reminder! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Grand Rapids, MI

10/27/14
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Don’t Miss Out! Coming This Weekend! Wrightslaw Training coming to Grand Rapids, MI on November 1, 2014! Join speaker Wayne Steedman, Esq., and sponsors the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and the Kent Independent School District. This Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference includes a light breakfast, refreshments and two Wrightslaw books, Wrightslaw: […]

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Reminder! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Mesa, Arizona!

10/06/14
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Join Pete Wright, Esq., and sponsors, Pathways School and Parent Support Arizona on Thursday, October 30, 2014 for this one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training. The conference will take place at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona. Conference includes lunch, afternoon snacks and refreshments and four Wrightslaw books Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, […]

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New! at Wrightslaw: Allergies / Anaphylaxis

07/17/14
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A child with an allergy, asthma, even diabetes, has an “episodic” condition which, as a result of the amendments to ADA, normally qualifies the public school child for the protections of 504 and the private school child / day care youngster, for the protections of ADA. New at Wrightslaw!  We have created a new Allergies […]

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Wrightslaw Heading to the West Coast – Seattle, WA

10/21/13
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Date: November 7, 2013 Location: St. Demetrois Hall in Seattle, Washington Topic: Special Education Law and Advocacy Speaker: Pete Wright, Esq. Sponsors: Down Syndrome Community Click here for information on registration fees, scholarships, credits, agenda and more. Register by October 31st and save $25 as an Individual and $50 as a Professional. See you in […]

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Plan Your Next Wrightslaw Conference with the Fall Foliage in CT!

08/26/13
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New Information – Live Feed Registration Option Now Available! $99 -Includes morning coffee and books. No breakfast or lunch served.  Details are available here! Did you know the peak color for fall leaves in Connecticut is estimated to be between October 5th and November 13th? So…check out this Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training […]

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An Amazing Journey: Things You Can Do Under Section 504

05/09/13
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From Jim Comstock-Galagan The recent amendments to Section 504 and the ADAA greatly expanded coverage under Section 504/ADA. The ADA Amendments Act, Public Law No. 110–325 (2008), overturned Supreme Court precedent that narrowed coverage under the ADA and Section 504. The reauthorized law provided that impairments should be considered in their unmitigated state and widened […]

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