Event: Wrightslaw Training – Location: Columbus, OH – When: July 3, 2016

This Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by the Williams Syndrome Association. The Wrightslaw training is the Pre-Convention Workshop scheduled for the Williams Syndrome Association National Convention. Registration includes light breakfast, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the three Wrightslaw books which retail for $62.85 – Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw All About IEPs. …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

Wrightslaw Seminars are Empowering — and FUN!

A Fantastic, Sold Out Training On Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, Parents Helping Parents, San Jose, hosted a fantastic Wrightslaw training program. They sold out days in advance at 250 and had a waiting list. PHP did a masterful job, no glitches, and many of the attendees had high scores on the Final Exam. There were some beautiful bell curves drawn and obvious mastery of the 5 key IDEA 2014 statutes, 1400, 1401, 1412, 1414, and …Read more

Two Wrightslaw Conferences in the State of Texas!

Just 10 Seats Left! 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 …Read more

Can the School Deny Section 504 Accommodations in an AP Course?

Our daughter has Section 504 accommodations that include keyboarding for written work longer than 1-2 sentences. The school says she can not use this accommodation in an AP course, because the College Board determines who is eligible for accommodations on the actual AP exam. In fact, although my daughter has the prerequisites and is capable of AP work, the school recommends she not take the AP class because of the need for accommodations. If your …Read more

Wrightslaw Training – Greater NYC Metropolitan Area – February 29, 2016

Join speaker Pete Wright, Esq., and sponsors, On With Learning, LLC., on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Hilton Winchester in Rye Brook, NY for a Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training.  Rye Brook, NY is located in the Greater NYC Metropolitan Area. Conference fee includes Continental Breakfast, morning refreshments, coffee and tea, beverages through the day and a deluxe boxed lunch. Conference bag and guidebook are included along with a Wrightslaw highlighter pen …Read more

What is “Best Practice” for Retaining a 10th Grader?

What is “best practice” for retaining a student in 10th grade who has refused to attend school and whose eligibility is Emotionally Disturbed. He refuses medication sometimes, refuses to do anything at school when he does attend and the thought is that he may need to redo his 10th grade year. But he can attend until he is 22 years old – why retain? Why not allow him to be a super senior? There are …Read more