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

FREE Wrightslaw Training Just Outside of OKC on December 3, 2015

The 13th Annual Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Edmond, OK takes place on December 3, 2015. This FREE training is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. and Partners in Education Advocacy.  The sponsors welcome Pete Wright, Esq. to the University of Central Oklahoma for this special event. Registration is FREE to parents, family members, and individuals who work with children with disabilities and are residents of Oklahoma. Out of state …Read more

Reminder – Wrightslaw Training in Sunny California!

    Who: Pete Wright, Esq. What: Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training When: Monday, December 7, 2015 Where: Pechanga Resort and Casino, Grand Ballroom in Temecula, CA How: By Train, Plane or Automobile! For all conference details, please click here. See you in California!  

Wrightslaw Trainings Heading to the Carolinas in September!

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. Pete Wright, Esq., presents both Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training’s. Programs are not disability specific. Two locations: September 9, 2015 in Raleigh, NC – Conference fee includes morning coffee/tea, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw books which retail for $77.80 – Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, …Read more

Wrightslaw Training in Sunny California!

    Who: Pete Wright, Esq. What: Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training When: Monday, December 7, 2015 Where: Pechanga Resort and Casino, Grand Ballroom in Temecula, CA How: By Train, Plane or Automobile! For all conference details, please click here. See you in California!  

Wrightslaw Training Coming to Raleigh, NC on September 9, 2015

Sponsor, the Wake County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina welcomes presenter Pete Wright, Esq. for this east coast Wrightslaw training. The NC State University’s McKimmon Center is the location for this special event. Registration fee includes morning coffee and tea, lunch, a Wrightslaw highlighter pen and the four Wrightslaw book which retail for $77.80. For all conference information to include registration fees, please click here. Wrightslaw trainings are not disability or state …Read more

Should We Discontinue Services & Terminate the IEP?

My daughter is an 18 year old junior who misses school because of migraines. She has an IEP for reading problems.  The Special Ed teacher doesn’t believe she has headaches, interferes in everything, and tries to control everything my daughter does. My daughter says she gets nothing from special ed. She wants to quit. Can we discontinue services? You ask a good question, one that many parents struggle with. You need more information before making …Read more

Wrightslaw Training In Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, 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

Wrightslaw Law and Advocacy Training Coming to Lincroft, NJ!

Resources 4 Children, LLC., welcomes you to New Jersey! On February 19, 2015, Pete Wright, Esq., will present a one-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Lincroft, NJ. The conference will take place in the Warner Student Life Center at Brookdale Community College. Registration includes Continental Breakfast, lunch and four Wrightslaw books. Early Bird Registration ends January 8, 2015! Click here to register online. Download and share the conference flyer. For all conference …Read more

How Do I “Fight” for My Son’s Needs?

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 already read Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, I highly recommend it. I would never agree to a parent fighting the …Read more