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Putting the Pieces Together:
Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
Hartford, CT -
October 14-15, 2005

Putting the Pieces Together: Special Education Law and Advocacy Training is sponsored by the Learning Disabilities of Connecticut.

The program will be held at:

Sheraton Four Points Meriden
275 Research Pkwy
Meriden, CT 06450

Phone (203) 238-2380; Fax (203) 238-3172

Program Overview

This is a high energy 12 hour course that utilizes the two texts that are included in your registration fee.

Participants will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:

* New requirements for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
* New requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
* New eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
* New procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice” and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”

Participants will learn about requirements in No Child Left Behind including :

* Reading and research based instruction
* Highly qualified teachers
* Parental rights and options
* High stakes testing

Participants will also learn how to:

* Use tests and measurements to measure progress
* Write SMART IEPs
* Use tactics and strategies for effective advocacy

You will also learn about Schaffer v. Weast, the "burden of proof" case. Oral argument in Schaffer will be heard by the U. S. Supreme Court on October 5. You will learn how the decision in Schaffer may shift the balance of power in IEP meetings and due process hearings.

This program is designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates, and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education, and is not disability specific.

Bring pens, pencils, and highlights to make full use of the information shared! Registration form.


Your registration fee includes two books on special education law and advocacy ($45 value); the CT special education regulations; breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks; coffee, tea, assorted beverages; free parking.

Current member of LDA of CT:  $160.
Nonmember of LDA of CT:        $220.
Full time student member:        $100.
Full time student nonmember:   $125.
(photocopy of student ID required with registration)

Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships for parents (maximum $60.) are available. Call LDA to sign up. Registration form.

Please download and distribute the conference brochure and registration form.


Four Points Sheraton
will hold a limited number of rooms at the special conference rate of $99 plus taxes.
Amenities: an indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness center. Casual dining at Brandy's - an American Pub. Note: These rates are only available until September 30.

Questions? Call LDA of Connecticut at 860-560-1711 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Transportation & Directions

Bradley Airport (BDL) is 30 minutes from the conference location.

Free parking will be available at the conference location.

Directions to the Sheraton Four Points Meriden -

From Hartford (I-91): Take I-91 South to Exit 17 (East Main Street.) At the end of the exit, take a left onto East Main Street. At the fourth stop light, take a right onto Research Parkway. The Sheraton Four Points will be on the right.

From Hartford (Rt. 15): Take Rt. 15 South (Merritt Parkway) to Exit 67W. At the end of the exit, take a left onto East Main Street. At the fourth stop light, take a right onto Research Parkway. The Sheraton Four Points will be on the right.

From New Haven (I-91): Take I-91 North to Exit 16. At the end of the exit, take a right onto East Main Street. At the fourth stop light, take a right onto Research Parkway. The Sheraton Four Points will be on the right.

From New Haven (Rt. 15): Take Rt.15 North to Exit 67. At the end of the exit, take a right onto East Main Street. At the fourth stop light, take a right onto Research Parkway. The Sheraton Four Points will be on the right.

From Waterbury: Take I-84 East to Exit 27 onto I-691 East. Follow I-691 to Exit 10 (I-91/Rt 15 South Exit). Stay in right hand lane and get off first exit, 67W (East Main Street Exit.) At the fourth stop light, take a right onto Research Parkway. The Sheraton Four Points will be on the right.

From Middletown: Take Rt. 66 to Exit 13 (East Main Street.) Follow straight through to second light. Take a left onto Research Parkway. Follow to stop sign, go straight. The Sheraton Four Points will be on the right hand side.

Attractions And Destinations …

During your travel to New Haven and Hartford, there’s a wide range of sights and activities for you to enjoy – all of which are easily accessible from our hotel. From the world’s largest casino at Foxwoods to the roller coasters at Six Flags New England, you’re sure to find the perfect sources of recreation and entertainment, whether you’re traveling with the family or with business colleagues. Just a few of the most popular Connecticut attractions and nearby destinations include:

  • Middletown (5 miles)
  • Oakdale Performing Arts Center (17 miles)
  • Lake Compounce Water Park (30 miles)
  • Wadsworth Atheneum (30 miles)
  • Mark Twain House (30 miles)
  • Litchfield (35 miles)
  • Six Flags New England (45 miles)
  • Kent (56 miles)
  • Lime Rock Racetrack (58 miles)
  • Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos (60 miles)
  • Mystic Aquarium (61 miles)

Connecticut Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

We built the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information and support.

The Connecticut 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, sign up to be listed on the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.

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