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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.

DeKalb, IL


Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being hosted by the RAMP Center for Independent Living.


The program will be held at:

Faranda's Banquet Center
302 Grove Street
DeKalb, IL 60115



Program Description


One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on five areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw 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.

Agenda

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30

IDEA

  • IDEA History, Book Overview, US Supreme Ct Cases
  • Section 1400 - Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 - Definitions: Disability, Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00
  • Section 1412 - ESY, Child Find, LRE, Private Placements
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores, Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent, Determining progress v. regression using Bar Graphs
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Section 1414 - Evaluations and IEPs
  • Section 1415 - Due Process, Rules of Procedure, Discipline
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA, ESSA
  • Episodic Conditions, Allergies, Epilepsy, etc.
  • Recent US Supreme Court Cases, OCR, USDOJ

The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert

  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
  • How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Tactics and Strategies
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Private Evaluations
  • Paper Trails
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Preparation for Meetings
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration

Registration Fee * Early Bird
December 14, 2018


Individual $135 $155

Professional (includes CLEs)

$180 $210

* Early Bird registrants will also receive emailed pdf copies of Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 which retail for $29.95.

Conference fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, 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.

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Credits: CLEs (continuing legal education) credits are pending through the Supreme Court of Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) are pending for this conference. The units 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. There is an additional $24 fee. Payment is due after the conference through the UMKC online portal.

Refund Policy: Full refunds are provided up to 30 days prior to the conference. Substitutions available with prior notice to the sponsor.

Special Needs Accomodations: Contact Justine Whitehouse by email or telephone no later than February 14, 2019.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Contact Justine Whitehouse for information.

Questions? Contact Justine Whitehouse by email jwhitehouse |at| rampcil.org or call 779-774-1021.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out!

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Click here for a map and directions to Faranda's Banquet Center.


Parking

Parking is available and free.

Hotel Accommodations

Click here for a list of local hotels.

Airports

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
(approximately 59 miles to venue)

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