Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716
One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators,
health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children
with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not
disability specific. Note: The program will put emphasis on advocacy skills.
- Getting Started
- Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
- Goals and Strategies for the Advocate
- The Parent as Project Manager
- Advocacy 101: Learning the Rules of the Game
- Measuring Progress: Understanding Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scaled Scores, % Ranks
- Demo: Charting Test Scores
1414 - Evaluations + IEPs
1400 - Findings & Purposes
1401 - Key Definitions
- Section 1412 - LRE, ESY, Child Find, Private Placement
- Section 1414 (continued)
- SMART IEPs
- Hazards of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
- Comprehensive Evaluations
- Negotiating: Paper Trails & Letters
- School Meetings: Preparation and Survival Strategies
- Due Process
includes all day beverage service, sandwich buffet lunch, 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.
Click here to register online. Registration ends April 27, 2018!
Download and share the conference flyer.
Meet and Greet: The May 3, 2018 function is included in the registration fee. Question & Answer Session with Pete and Pam Wright with heavy Hors d'Oeuvres. Special Panel Guests - Wayne Steedman and Cheryl Steedman, Steedman Law Group, Mark Martin, Law Offices of Mark B. Martin and Selene Almazan, Esq. You must RSVP to attend.
Credits: 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) are pending for this conference. There is an additional fee of $24. CEU's are provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. They provide credit for practicing teachers and CEU's for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional development hours.
Scholarships: No scholarships will be available.
Special Needs Accommodations: If you have dietary restrictions or if special needs accommodations are needed, call 301-910-6209 by April 15, 2018.
Vendors: Vendor opportunities available, please contact sponsor at 301-910-6209.
Note: No childcare will be available during the training. Please make all childcare arrangements prior to arriving at the conference.
Questions? Contact the sponsors by telephone 301-910-6209 by fax 1-240-823-9292 or email events |at| loudvoicestogether.com.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Logistics, Directions and Accommodations
Click here for directions to the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center.
Parking is free.
Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
(approximately 20 miles / 30 minutes to venue)
The sponsors have arranged a special room rate of $121.50 (tax not included) for the night of May 3, 2018 with the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Hot complimentary breakfast for 2 overnight guests. Call the front desk at 301-464-0089 and use the code Wrightslaw 2018 to receive the discount. Register by April 6, 2018 to receive the discount.
the Maryland Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
The State Yellow Pages
has many useful resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic
tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys
and others who help parents get services for their children.
If you provide a service, sign up to be listed on the Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.
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