At Wrightslaw, our mission is to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the changing, confusing world of special education.
1. IDEA 2004 Regs Expected Soon, Maybe This Week!
The Office of Management and Budget approved the IDEA 2004 regulations on Thursday, July 27.
2. IDEA Regs: Wrightslaw Webcasts
After we have analyzed the new IDEA 2004 regulations, we plan to offer webcasts and online events about the new regulations and their likely impact.
You will find information about these web events at the Wrightslaw WebEx Training Center.
3. What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004
The authorization of any new law brings questions and different interpretations. IDEA 2004 is no different. The purpose of the federal regulations is to clarify and explain IDEA 2004, a federal law.
4. More IDEA 2004 Resources
5. Coming Soon! Wrightslaw Programs in KY, PA, MI, WA
Wrightslaw offers a variety of special education law and advocacy programs taught by nationally-known experts in the field.
The schedule includes programs in these states and cities:
August 4: Louisville, KY - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Pete and Pam Wright, sponsored by KY-SPIN & Community Parent Resource Center.
* Register Online *
August 15: Philadelphia, PA - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Pete and Pam Wright, sponsored by the North Penn Special Education Council.
* Register Online *
September 22: Stevensville, MI - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Wayne Steedman and Pat Howey, sponsored by Autism in Berrien County Speaks.
* Register *
September 30: Seattle, WA - Special Education Advocacy Training by advocate and paralegal Pat Howey, sponsored by the Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Family Support Grant. * How to Register *
2006-2007 Schedule l Program Descriptions l Online Training
We are now scheduling programs for 2007. If you are interested in bringing a Wrightslaw program to your community, please read this Conference Information.
6. Need Help? Visit the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
School will start soon. If you are looking for help with your child, please visit the new, redesigned Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities.
Help Others: Millions of parents of kids with disabilities are struggling and are not aware of the help from the Yellow Pages for Kids. You can help get the word out by printing and distributing your state Yellow Pages Flyer, publishing it in your school newspaper or website. Other parents will thank you!
7. Subscription & Contact Info
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