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

Loveland, CO

(50 miles outside Denver)

Thursday, April 25, 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 Arc of Larimer County and The Arc of Weld County.


The program will be held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538


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
On or Before
March 1, 2019


Individual $175 $215
Professional (includes CLEs and CEUs) $225 $265

*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, box lunch and beverages, reusable shipping bag, 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: 7 CLEs (continuing legal education) credits are approved through the State of Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judical Education. 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units) have been approved 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.

Refund Policy: Registration is non-refundable. Registration is transferable with prior notice. Contact the sponsors.

Special Needs Accomodations: Contact Cari Brown by email cbrown |at| arclc.org to request interpretation, translation, or other types of accommodations no later than March 14, 2019.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for residents of Larimer and Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Yuma, Phillips and Washington Counties. For additional information, please contact the Arc Chapter that serves your county. Residents of Larimer County. Please apply for scholarship before registering for conference. Residents of Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Yuma, Phillips, and Washington Counties click here for information about available scholarships.

Childcare: Free Childcare will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Childcare will be provided by Easterseals Colorado. Please indicate the need for childcare on the registration form and follow directions for application process.

Questions? Contact Cari Brown by email at cbrown |at| arclc.org by telephone 970-204-6991, Ext. 23 or by fax 970-484-1019. Contact Larry McDermott by email at larry |at| arcweldcounty.org or by telephone 970-353-5219, Ext. 100.

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

Logistics, Directions and Accommodations

Directions

Click here for a map and directions to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa.

Parking

Parking is available and free.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites for April 24, 2019 - April 26, 2019. The special room rate will be available until March 25, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Click here to book your room.

Click here for a list of local hotels.

Airports

Denver International Airport (DEN)
(approximately 57 miles to venue)

Airport Transportation:
Contact Green Ride Colorado by telephone 970-226-5533 or visit the website.

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