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Legal & Advocacy Training for Parents, Advocates
and Parent Attorneys

Please join Pete and Pam Wright in Honolulu, Hawai'i on December 7-8, 2001 for an intensive two-day special education law and advocacy training program

Hawaii State CapitalAgenda

Friday, December 7, 2001
Location: Hawai'i State Capital Chambers Auditorium

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA-97)

History & Overview
Section 1400 Findings and Purposes
Section 1401 Definitions
Section 1412 ESY, Child Find, LRE/ Mainstreaming/ Inclusion, Private Placements, Statewide Assessments
Section 1414(a) Evaluations, Re-evaluations
Section 1415 Procedural Safeguards, Notice, Due Process, Mediation, Appeal, Discipline, Transition

Other Statutes: Section 504, ADA, FERPA

Caselaw and recent legal developments

"Back to School on Civil Rights" by NCD

Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate & Parent's Attorney
The Parent as Project Manager
Developing your Master Plan
Learning "Rules of the Game"
Recognizing & Avoiding Obstacles to FAPE
Learning How to Deal with Conflict
Emergency! Crisis! Help!

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Section 1414(d) Individualized Educatoin Programs (IEPs), Appendix A
Present Levels of Performance, Goals & Objectives
Understanding Tests & Measurements and the Bell Curve,
Standard Scores, Percentile Ranks
Demonstration: How to Use PowerPoint and Excel as Advocacy Tools

Hawai'i Supreme CourtSaturday, December 8, 2001
Location: Historic Hawai'i Supreme Court
Ali'iolani Hale and Kaua'iwa Hale

The Parent as Expert
Learn about your child's disability
Learn how to organize your child's file

Learn How to Use Tactics & Strategies
The Rules of Adverse Assumptions
How to Use Private Evaluations
How to Create Paper Trails
Letter Writing Strategies; How to Write the "Letter to the Stranger"
How to Prepare for Meetings, Meeting Strategies
How to Use "5 W's + H + E" Questions
How to Pick Your Battles Wisely

Caselaw and Tactics

Registration, Sponsors, Other Info
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
This training is based on Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy.

Register Before November 20, 2001

Parent or Student, One Day: $50.
Parent or Student, Two Days: $75.
Professional, One Day: $85.
Professional, Two Days: $110.

Registration After November 20, 2001

Parent or Student, One Day: $60.
Parent or Student, Two Days: $85.
Professional, One Day: $110.
Professional, Two Days: $135.

Each registrant will receive Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (Retail: $29.95) and other materials. We encourage you to attend both days.

Download a conference brochure that you can print and distribute. This brochure includes a registration form.

The conference is sponsored by Parent Friends Education & Support, Hawaii Center for Independent Living, Autism Society of Hawaii and Community Children's Councils under the Felix Consent Decree.


Please call 808-595-3672 or email naomig122@hotmail.com


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