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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Oklahoma City,
December 2-3, 2005

This two-day Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center -- and it's FREE for parents, family members, and individuals who work with children with disabilities.

South View - University CenterThe program will be held at:

Constitution Hall - University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

Program Overview

This two-day, 12-hour program uses two texts that you will receive when you register. Registration form

What you don't know about IDEA 2004 CAN hurt you!

You 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.”

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

* New requirements about research based reading instruction and testing
* New requirements for highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals
* New parental rights and options
* High stakes testing

You will also also learn how to:

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

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.

Registration

This program is free to parents, significant family members, and individuals who represent or work with children with disabilities. Registrants will receive two books: Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 and the new 2nd edition of Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide (value: $35.)

Registration form

Questions? Please call the Oklahoma Disability Law Center at 405-525-7755.

Directions, Accommodations, Logistics

Directions: The University of Central Oklahoma is in Edmond, Oklahoma, on the northern edge of Oklahoma City. To get to the university, take Second Street in Edmond to Garland-Godfrey and turn right. Follow the signs to visitor parking. The University's website is http://www.ucok.edu/

Parking: Free parking will be available in the visitors' parking lot at the University Center.

Airport: Will Rogers World Airport is located in southwest Oklahoma City

Accommodations: There are several hotels, inns, and motels near the university. Here are a few:

  • Broadway Suites, 1305 South Broadway, Edmond, OK (1.6 miles to University), 405-341-6068, or 800-200-3486, $36.99 to $38.99 for single; $42.99 to $45.99 for double; $75.00 for suite with four rooms, bath and kitchenette; plus 11.85% tax
  • Hampton Inn, 300 Meline, Edmond, OK (2.3 miles to University), 405-844-3037, or 800-HAMPTON, $99 one person; $109 two people, plus 11.85% tax

For information about the greater Oklahoma City area, go to http://www.okccvb.org

Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

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

The Oklahoma Yellow Pages for Kids 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.

Help others! To get the word out about the Yellow Pages for Kids, please print and distribute your state Yellow Pages Flyer. Where? At schools, day care centers, libraries, doctor's and psychologist's offices, community centers, and hospitals. Get the flyer for the Oklahoma Yellow Pages for Kids now!

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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