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Conference Schedule: Fall, 1999
October 7, 1999: ChADD Pre-Conference Legal Institute, Washington, DC.
Presenters at the Legal Institute include Matt Cohen, Josh Konecky, Reed Martin, Elliott Portnoy, Carl Smith, and Pete Wright. The ChADD Conference will be held at the Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
WRIGHTSLAW: SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW will be available at the Conference through the ADD Warehouse.
For more information about the Legal Institute and the ChADD Conference, go to
Saturday, November 13, 1999. ACT NOW Conference (Achieving Communities Together Now), Sheraton Inn Station Square, Pittsburgh PA..
The ACT NOW Conference is being planned and implemented by parents. The Conference focuses on special education, IEPs, inclusion, health care, mobility, planning for the future, and lobbying - issues that parents of disabled children deal with every day.
Friday, November 12: Lunch and Learn for Lawyers. An informal session with Pete Wright, author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law. Pete will explain why special education cases can generate as much emotional intensity as bitterly contested divorces, complicated by battles of expert witnesses. Attorneys will learn how to recognize and deal with underlying issues, and where to find answers to their questions about the complex, fascinating area of special education law.
Saturday, November 13: Peter Wright is Keynote Speaker - "From Victim to Empowerment" .
Saturday, November 13: Peter and Pam Wright present workshop sessions on "Tests and Evaluations: What Those Numbers Really Mean" and "How to Negotiate an IE.P"
For information, call Kathy Bauer at 412-343-4379 or send a email to Kathy Bauer.
Alternative Education Options: What Parents Need to Know. St. Joseph's Villa, Richmond, VA, November 16, 1999, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm.
COMING UP IN 2000
Representing the Special Education Child, CLE Program, South Carolina, January 14, 2000.
LDAA National Conference, Reno, NV,
February 16-19, 2000.
Third Annual COPAA Conference, Adam's Mark Hotel, Houston, Texas, March 3-5, 2000