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Normal, IL - March 21-22, 2003

The 9 hour Wrightslaw Advocacy training program will be held at Hayden Auditorium, Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School on Illinois State University's campus. The sponsors for the 9 hour Wrightslaw Advocacy training program are StarNet, Illinois State University, Livingston County Local Interagency Council, Ford-Iroquois County Local Interagency Council, McLean County Local Interagency Council, Child & Family Connections #16, Child Care Resource & Referral Network. The auditorium is located on the southwest corner of S. University St. and E. College Ave. in Normal, Illinois 61761.

Questions: Call Rian or Jill of Child Care Resource & Referral Network toll free at (800) 437-8256 or call Carol Darveau at (815) 657-8686 or e-mail her at pcdarvo@prairieinet.net.

Agenda & Registration: The conference will be from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2003 and from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2003. The registration fee will be $50.00 per person which will include copies of the Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy books. Download the registration form at http://www.wrightslaw.com/flyers/il.03.pdf
Download the 9 hour agenda at http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/9hr.agenda.il.03.pdf

Parking: There will be parking available all day at Bone Student Center (one block north of Hayden Auditorium) for $5.00. There will be a limited amount of parking on the playground of Metcalf Laboratory School

Directions: Illinois State University is located in the center of Illinois in Bloomington-Normal where Interstates 74, 55, and 39 meet. See a list of driving directions below.

From the North:
Exit Interstate 55 South at the Normal-Business 51 exit (#165). The exit ramp will take you to a stoplight, where you will turn left (south) onto Main Street. Continue traveling on Main. As you near the
Illinois State campus, you should watch for, and continue past, stoplights at Raab Road, Orlando Avenue, and Gregory Street. The next stoplight will be at Willow and Main Streets. Turn left here. Go two blocks to Normal Avenue and turn right. Gates for the Bone Student Center parking lot, where you should park, will be directly in front of you.

IL State MapFrom the South:
Exit Interstate 55 North at the Bloomington Market street exit (#160-A). The ramp exits onto Market street (heading east). Continue traveling on Market street for several blocks. Turn left at East street (one-way). East street turns into Main street quickly. Continue on Main street (BUSN 51 North) for several blocks. You will enter the Town of Normal while you travel on Main street. Turn right at College avenue and then take the first left at the stoplight onto University. Go one block and take a right onto W. Locust street. Gates for the Bone Student Center parking lot, where you should park, will be directly on your right a half block down this road.

From the East and West:
Take Interstate 74 to Interstate 55 North. Exit Interstate 55 at the Normal-Business 51 exit (#165-A). The ramp exits onto Main Street (heading south). Continue traveling on Main. As you near the Illinois State campus, you should watch for, and continue past, stoplights at Raab Road, Orlando Avenue, and Gregory Street. The next stoplight will be at Willow and Main Streets. Turn left here. Go two blocks to Normal Avenue and turn right. Gates for the Bone Student Center parking lot, where you should park, will be directly in front of you.

A printer-friendly version of these instructions is also available. The printer-friendly version contains an area map that features local hotels and motels.

Mapquest: Here is a link to mapquest.com where you can type in your personal information and the address of Hayden Auditorium, Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School on Illinois State University's campus Normal, Illinois 61761 and get directions. http://www.mapquest.com

Airport: Bloomington-Normal Regional Airport is about 10 miles away from the conference. Rte. 1, Box 21, Bloomington, IL 61704, (800) 232-4360

Lunch will be served on Saturday. If you prefer to go somewhere else close by please see the list below.

McDonald's, Bone Student Center, (309) 452-3399, approximately one-half block away
Redbird Clubhouse, Bone Student Center, (309) 438-2222, approximately one-half block away
Giuseppe's, Bone Student Center, (309) 438-2222, approximately one-half block away
Jimmy John's Sandwiches, 305 S. Main St., 309) 451-1800, one block away
Avanti's Italian Restaurant, 407 S. Main, (309) 452-4436, one block away
Burger King, 405 S. Main St., (309) 452-0951, one block away

Accommodations: Please see the list below

Best Western University Inn, 8 Traders Circle, Normal, IL 61761, (800) 528-1234 or (309) 454-4070
Holiday Inn, 8 Traders Circle, Normal, IL 61761, (800) HOLIDAY or (309) 452-8300
Super 8, 2 Traders Circle, Normal, IL 61761, (800) 80-8000 or (309) 454-5858
Fairfield Inn, 202 Landmark Dr., Normal, IL 61761, (800) 228-2800 or (309) 454-6600
Courtyard by Marriott, 310A Greenbriar Dr., Normal, IL 61761, (800) 321-2211 or (309) 862-1166
Comfort Suites, 310B Greenbriar, Normal, IL 61761, (800) 228-5150 or (309) 452-8588

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