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Juneau & Anchorage Boot Camps
Juneau - April 8 - 9   l   Anchorage - April 13 - 14

The Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Programs in Juneau and Anchorage are sponsored by the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education.

Both programs have been approved for 11.75 CLE's. The Board of Social Work Examiners in the Division of
Occupational Licensing has approved this event for Social Worker Contact Hours.

Juneau - Thursday & Friday, April 8 and April 9, 2004

The Juneau Boot Camp will be held at the Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive Juneau, AK 99801

Registration. Before March 5, 2004 - One Parent $95.00, Professional $110.00, Both Parents $115.00.
After March 5, 2004 - One Parent $105.00, Professional $120.00, Both Parents $ 125.00.

Registration fees include two books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy by Pam and Pete Wright (value: $59.90).

Register online for Juneau or Anchorage event.

Limited parent scholarships may be available. Please call 1-888-462-1444 or in Anchorage call 222-6166 or email adainfo@adapartners.org. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 6, 2004.

Please download and distribute this informational flyer.

Lunch is included on the first day. On the second day, lunch is "on your own." See the list of nearby restaurants below.

Detailed directions from Map Quest. Go to www.mapquest.com and fill in your personal information and Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive Juneau, AK 99801.

Centennial hall is on the corner of Egan Drive and Willoughby, in the heart of downtown Juneau and central to government offices. From the airport, follow the signs for downtown Juneau to Egan Drive. 8 miles from the airport turn left on Willougby. You'll see Centennial Hall. Turn left into the parking area adjacent to Centennial Hall.

If you are arriving in Juneau by ferry, the taxi ride to Centennial Hall is approximately $30-40 Taxi numbers: Cabco, 586-1111; Capital Cab 789-2772; Juneau Taxi 790-4511 or Metro Taxi 586-2121.

Parking: There are 50 designated parking spots in the lot adjacent to Centennial Hall on two sides. These are marked "CH." If you park in such a spot please register inside the Business Office in the morning as a visitor. This parking merges into State of Alaska parking which is not marked and tickets are issued, so be sure to park in a spot marked "CH."

Other options for parking: Additional parking is located across Egan Drive in a public parking area in front of the Coast Guard Building. That is unrestricted free parking. Five blocks towards downtown under the Public Library is a 3-level paid parking garage overlooking the channel. Two blocks from Centennial Hall towards downtown is paid parking lot.

Public transportation Capital Transit has buses to downtown Juneau from the airport. The bus schedule is posted in the bus shelter. Buses run between 7 am to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Handicapped Accessible Van may be available through Care-A-Van: 907-463-6194 between 8 am and 4:30 p.m. Email in advance cav@ccsjuneau.org.

Restaurants listed below are within walking distance of Centennial Hall:

  • Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor 318 Willoughby 463-5252
  • Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery 419 W. Willoughby 586-3150
  • Chinook's at the Goldbelt Hotel 51 Egan Drive 586-6900
  • TK Maguire's inside the Prospector 375 Whittier Street 586-3737
  • Hangar on the Wharf - Merchants Warf 586-5018
  • Fernando's Mexican 116 N. Franklin 463-3992
  • Pizzaria Roma Merchants Wharf 463-5020
  • Silverbow Bakery - the Back Room Restaurant 120 2nd Street 586-4146
  • McDonald's - corner of Seward/Front Street
  • Subway - 205 Front Street 586-3331

Accommodations - a block of rooms are held at the Prospector located at 375 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801 until March 30, 2004 for a reduced rate. Call (800) 331-2711 in AK (800) 478-5866 to book your room. Rooms are held under the name "Special Education Training". The Prospector has a full-service restaurant open 7 am - 9 p.m., accessible rooms, complementary shuttle service to/from airport and ferry terminal 24 hours a day and is directly across the street from the Centennial hall Convention Center http://www.prospectorhotel.com/

Other hotel options:

  • The Goldbelt Hotel - 51 Egan Drive (888) 478-6909 (close to Centennial Hall)
  • Westmark Baranof Hotel - 127 N. Franklin Street (800) 544-0970 (6 blocks away)
  • The Driftwood Lodge 435 Willoughby Avenue (800) 544-2239 (nearby)
  • The Aspen 1800 Shell Simmons Drive (888) 559-9846 (accessible, near airport)
  • Airport Travel Lodge 9200 Glacier Highway (888)660-2327 (near airport)
  • Juneau Super 8 Motel 2295 Trout Street (800) 800-8000 (near airport)

Attractions: Here are websites with information about Juneau.

Juneau Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Juneau, Alaska with links to activities, travel specials and businesses

Order your free Alaskan Vacation Planner

Alaska Photo Gallery

Photoessay site of Juneau

Anchorage: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13 & 14, 2004

This two-day seminar will be held at the William A. Egan Civic Convention Center, 555 West Fifth Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501

Please download and distribute the registration form designed by the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education.

Registration: Before March 5, 2004 - One Parent $95.00, Professional $110.00, Both Parents $115.00. After March 5, 2004 - One Parent $105.00, Professional $120.00, Both Parents $ 125.00.
Registration fee includes Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy by Pam and Pete Wright (value: $59.90).

You can register online for the Juneau or Anchorage event at
https://ssl.denalitek.net/thecoordinatorsinc/formorder/

Limited parent scholarships may be available. Please call 1-888-462-1444 or in Anchorage 222-6166 or email adainfo@adapartners.org Deadline for scholarship application is February 6, 2004.

Questions? Call (907) 646-9000 or (800) 709-8990 or E-mail: gcdseinfo@health.state.ak.us

Lunch is included for the first day. On the second day, lunch is "on your own." Below are several places that are within walking distance of the conference center.

Downtown Deli 525 West 4th Avenue 276-7116
Solstice Bar and Grill (inside the Westmark Anchorage) 720 W. 5th Ave 929-2233
Rumrunners Old Town Bar and Grill 330 E. Street 278- 4493
Sweet Basil Café 335 E Street 274-0070
Snow City Café 1034 W. 4th Ave. 272-2489
The Sandwich Deck 400 K Street 276-1401
Kumagoro 533 W Fourth Ave. Phone 1: 907-272-9905
Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse 610 W Sixth Ave. Phone 1: 907-276-2337

Dinner options:

Glacier Brewhouse 737 W 5th Avenue 272-2739
Orso 5th and G Street 222-32329.

Parking: There is paid parking at the 5th Avenue mall (on 5th and C) or at the 6th Avenue Parking Garage (6th & G)

Learn more about Wrightslaw Training & Conferences.

Detailed directions from Map Quest. Simply go to www.mapquest.com and fill in your personal information and William A. Egan Civic Convention Center, 555 West Fifth Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501.

The Egan Center is on 5th Avenue. Coming from the Glenn Highway stay on 5th Avenue and you'll see the Egan Center on your right. Coming from the Seward Highway go to 5th Avenue and turn left. You'll see it on your right.

If you are arriving into Anchorage from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the taxi ride to the Egan Center is around $15.00 and takes around 15 minutes approx. 6 miles away. Anchorage Taxi 278-8000 Alaska Cab 563-5353 Anchorage Yellow Cab 272-2422

Accommodations: A block of rooms at the Westmark Anchorage (720 W. 5th Avenue ~ Anchorage, Alaska ~99501) will be held for a reduced rate until March 13, 2004 . Call to book your room 800-544-0970. Rooms under the name "Special Education Training." The Westmark Anchorage has a full-service restaurant open 6 am - 2 pm and 4:30 -9 p.m. and has accessible rooms. Guests receive complimentary parking. http://www.westmarkhotels.com

Other hotel options:

Hilton Anchorage 500 W. 3rd Avenue 272-7411
Hotel Captain Cook 4th at K Street 907-343-2207
Holiday Inn Anchorage/Downtown 239 W. 4th Ave 793-5500
Days Inn Anchorage 321 E. 5th Ave 276-7226

Attractions:

Links to activities, travel specials and businesses in Anchorage

Alaska Photo Gallery

Order your free Alaskan Vacation Planner

Alaska Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

We built the Alaska Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so you can get reliable information and support. Your state Yellow Pages has many helpful 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, please sign up to be listed on the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.

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