2004 Training, Richmond, Virginia
September 17, 2005
IDEA 2004 Training by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. is being sponsored
by the Legal Advocacy Center (LAC),
the University of Richmond Children's
Law Center, and Harbor
House Law Press, Inc.
seminar will be held at:
T. C. Williams School of Law
Richmond, Virginia 23173
begins at 8:00 a.m. The program starts at 9:00 a.m. We are sold
out and last to arrive will have the worst seats.
What You Don't Know About IDEA
2004 Can Hurt You!
IDEA 2004 is a full day (6 hour) program about key provisions of
IDEA 2004, with
emphasis on changes from IDEA 97. Participants will learn about the
history of special education law, Congressional Findings and Purposes,
changes in the legal requirements for evaluations and IEPs, and new
procedural requirements, including the Due Process Complaint Notice
and Resolution (IEP) Session. Agenda
You will also learn about Schaffer
v. Weast, the "burden of proof" case that will be
decided this year by the U. S. Supreme Court, and how the decision in
may shift the balance of power in IEP meetings and due process hearings.
You will learn about the Position Paper from the National Council on
Disability about the burden of proof issue raised in Schaffer.
"Meet and Greet"
Party & Reception: Friday, September 16
A "meet and greet" reception / cocktail party will
be held on Friday, September 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Embassy
Suites Hotel. The guest of honor is William Hurd, the attorney who is
representing Brian Schaffer and his family before the U. S. Supreme
Court in Schaffer
The menu will include heavy hors d'oevres (jumbo shrimp, crabcakes,
Virginia ham and biscuits, curried chicken salad, kebobs, and more).
Cash bar with mixed drinks, wine, beer. Cost: $15 per person.
Sign up for reception online l Sign
up for reception by fax or mail
- We are sorry but this program is sold out.
registration fee includes the course book, Wrightslaw:
IDEA 2004, continental breakfast, refreshments at breaks, and
a box lunch.
Bird Specials - Registrations received
before August 31
Parents, advocates, school personnel: $75.
Per H&W couple (one book, two lunches): $95.
Attorneys / Guardians ad litem ("GAL"): $95.
Registrations received after August 31
Parents, advocates, school personnel: $95.
Per H&W couple (one book, two lunches): $105.
Attorneys / Guardians ad litem ("GAL"): $105.
Credits: CLEs: 6.0 hours. GAL credit:
2.0 hours. CEUs: .6 unit hours.
Questions? Call 804-758-8400.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations, please
discuss your needs with Debra Pratt by calling 804-758-8400.
to the law school are:
From East (Airport) or West via I-64:
Take Exit 183/Glenside Drive south. Continue south 0.9 miles on Glenside
(which merges and changes name to Horsepen Rd.) to Three Chopt Road.
Turn left onto Three Chopt. Follow Three Chopt to Boatwright Drive.
Turn right on Boatwright Drive.
North via I-95 (Do not take I-195):
Take Exit 79 to I-64 west. Continue west on I-64 to Exit 183/Glenside
Dr. south. Continue south on Glenside (which merges and changes name
to Horsepen Rd) to Three Chopt Road. Turn left onto Three Chopt. Follow
Three Chopt to Boatwright Drive. Turn right on Boatwright Drive.
South via I-95:
Take Exit 67/State Route 150 (Chippenham Parkway). Continue to State
Route 147 (Huguenot Road), turn right on State Route 147. Continue across
James River (Huguenot Bridge), turn left on River Road. From River Road,
turn right on U.R. Drive.
is well marked by directional signs at interstate exits and on surrounding
A map of
the University is located at:
To create Mapquest.com directions,
enter University of Richmond as the City, VA as the State, and 23173
as the zip code.
will be held in the Moot Courtroom at the University of Richmond which
seats no more than 200 people. Registrations were processed on a "first
come, first served" basis.
of Monday, August 29, 2005, this program is SOLD OUT. The
program will be held in the Moot Courtroom at the University of Richmond
which seats no more than 200 people. Registrations
were processed on a "first come, first served" basis.
Conference attendees may still register
for the Meet & Greet Reception & Party on Friday, September
16 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Register
Special room rates are available
at the Embassy
Suites Richmond - Commerce Center for the evening of Friday, September
Suites Richmond - Commerce Center is at 2925 Emerywood Parkway,
Richmond, Virginia 23294. Tel:
804-672-8585; Fax: 804-672-3749.
To reserve your room at the discounted rate of $125. for a single room
(King bed w/ sofa bed) or $145. for a double room (2 double beds w/
sofabed), please indicate that you are with the Legal
Advocacy Center / Wrightslaw group. Embassy Suites provides
shuttle service to the University of Richmond.
These rates are only available until September
International Airport (RIC) is 18 miles from the Embassy
Suite Hotel. Estimated driving time is 25 minutes.
By Super Shuttle, rental car, or taxi.
Directions from the airport: Take
I-64 west to Exit 183C (W. Broad St. exit), turn left at the 2nd light
on Broad Street onto Emerywood Pkwy. The hotel is on the left (part
of I-64 merges with I-95 in Richmond)
Directions to Embassy Suites -
From the East: From Williamsburg, Hampton Roads or the Tidewater
area, take 64 west to 95 north, exit 79 back to 64 west, 2 miles to
the exit 183C (W. Broad St.), at 2nd light, turn left on Emerywood Parkway.
the West: From Charlottesville and points west, take 64 eastbound,
take exit 183C to W. Broad Street, turn left at first light onto Glenside,
turn left at first light onto Broad St., turn at first light onto Emerywood
North or South: Take 95 north or southbound, then take exit 79 to
I-64 west, then Exit 183C to W. Broad Street. Go to the second light
and turn left onto Emerywood Pkwy.
You can get detailed driving directions by going
to www.mapquest.com and filling
in your information and the location above.
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