Reminder! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Bowie, MD!

Registration Ends April 25, 2016! Register Today! Join sponsors, Loud Voices Together Educational Advocacy Group, Inc., and presenters Pete and Pam Wright, on May 5, 2016 for a One-Day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training. The training will take place at the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Conference fee includes all day beverage bar, buffet sandwich lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw books which retails for $77.80. The May 4, …Read more

What You Need to Know about the IDEA Requirement for Physical Education

IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities receive physical education services, specially designed if necessary. If your child has a disability and an IEP, the school must provide physical education as part of your child’s special education program. If your child is receiving specially designed or adapted physical education, (at a minimum) the IEP should include: a summary of present level of performance in physical education content the frequency and duration (minutes and days per …Read more

Registration Deadline Announced for Wrightslaw Training in Augusta, ME

Deadline to Register is April 22, 2016! Sign Up Today! The Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation welcomes Pete Wright, Esq. to Augusta, Maine! The April 28, 2016 Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training will take place at the Augusta Civic Center. Conference fee includes: Continental Breakfast, boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85. Both CLEs (continuing legal education) credits and CEUs (continuing education units) have been …Read more

The READ Act and Kids with Dyslexia

Jamie Richardson of the International Dyslexia Association interviewed Representative Lamar Smith about the newly signed “READ Act” which directly impacts children with dyslexia. For those of us like me, with dyslexia, the interview is a fun read and uplifting. Folks, due to efforts of IDA and Decoding Dyslexia, change is happening. In question 4 of the interview, Representative Smith was asked about additional needs re dyslexia legislation. He explained that the law “is a great …Read more

Reminder! 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 …Read more

Registration is Open! ISEA – Institute of Special Education Advocacy 2016

Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) July 31 – August 5, 2016 William & Mary Law School Registration is Open The William & Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy is presenting a five-day training program in special education advocacy. 25 sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures taught by national leaders in the field designed for experienced advocates, law students, …Read more

Can’t Get the Doctor to Your IEP Meeting? There Is a Way Out!

Problem: All too often, the child’s doctor or therapist will nod sympathetically when the parent describes the difficulties encountered attempting to get the child the support he or she needs in school.  Perhaps the provider writes a strong letter to the school, even specifically listing the types of support the parent has in mind.  But providers will rarely take the time to attend a school meeting, and even strong letters from providers might not get …Read more

Negotiating With the School: You Need a Good Game Plan!

As a parent, you negotiate with the school for services. To be a successful negotiator, you must understand the system and how it works. You need a good game plan! Advocacy Game Plan Checklist Download the Checklist (PDF) Many parents don’t realize that school systems are bureaucracies. Parents often don’t know how important decisions are made – or by whom. Find all the steps for gathering information and honing your advocacy skills. Gather & organize …Read more

Morgan Hills Concerned Parents Association v. California Department of Education

The Morgan Case in Federal Court Prior to the Wrightslaw Training Conference at PHP on February 25 in San Jose, some parents forwarded emails to me from their school district and a newspaper article about release of their child’s social security numbers because of the ongoing Morgan case in federal court. Fortunately, in prep for the program, I had already read all of the pleadings earlier this month. I shared with the audience my opinion …Read more

Reminder! Wrightslaw Training Coming to Augusta, ME on April 28, 2016!

Deadline to Register is April 22, 2016! Sign Up Today! The Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation welcomes Pete Wright, Esq. to Augusta, Maine! The April 28, 2016 Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training will take place at the Augusta Civic Center. Conference fee includes: Continental Breakfast, boxed lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85. Both CLEs (continuing legal education) credits and CEUs (continuing education units) have been …Read more