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Seminar Takes Cruise
Husband and wife special education advocates Pete and Pam Wright will conduct a full day legal and advocacy training seminar Wednesday at the Radisson Resort & Conference Center in Port Canaveral.
working seminar, which has been approved for seven continuing legal
education (CLE) credits, will focus on four areas: special education
law, rights and responsibilities, tests and measurements to measure
progress and regression and tactics and strategies for effective advocacy.
The couple, considered experts in their field, has authored two books: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, The Special Education Survival Guide. Both are reference guides for educators, attorneys, parents and advocates about special education legal rights and responsibilities.
Pete Wright, an attorney who specializes in special education law and advocacy, suffered from learning disabilities. His work focuses on helping parents understand how to secure services for their learning disabled children through the Individual with Disabilities Education Act of 1975.
"The first half of the seminar will help de-mystify special education law for parents and advocates," he said, "so a parent without any legal experience can read a statute and understand how it applies to their child."
Thursday, the Wrights will lead a three-day special education advocacy
cruise to the Bahamas aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' "Fantasy."
Wright said the cruise will offer attendees the chance to bond and connect.
cruise last year, many people formed lasting friendships with others
who had experienced similar struggles and experiences in trying to secure
services for their children."