Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
Pre-Conference IDEA 2004 & Special Ed Advocacy Program: February
Conference: February 3-4, 2006
February 2, 2005, Wayne
Steedman and Pat
Howey will present a Wrightslaw
Special Education Law and Advocacy Training program. Pre-Conference
This Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy training program is sponsored by the Autism Society of America, Greater Georgia Chapter.
and Pat will also do a Keynote address and two breakout sessions at
the Conference. Conference
The program will be held
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Special Education Law and Advocacy program will focus on four areas:
* special education law, rights and responsibilities
* tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
* SMART IEPs
* introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
learn about key changes in IDEA 2004 including:
* New requirements for initial evaluations, reevaluations, parental
* New requirements for measurable IEP goals, IEP teams, revising IEPs
* New eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
* New procedural requirements and timelines, Due Process Complaint Notice
and Resolution (IEP) Session
special education law and advocacy programs are designed to meet the
needs of parents, advocates, educators, attorneys, and health care providers
who represent children with disabilities.
Pre-Conference Information (Feb. 2, 2006)
Information (Feb. 3-4, 2006)
Registration for Pre-Conference Special Ed Law & Advocacy Program
registration fee includes two books,
IDEA 2004 and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy (Retail Value: $35.)
You will also receive a complimentary copy of 10
Tips: How to Use IDEA 2004 to Improve Education for Children with Disabilities
by parent attorney Wayne
Lunch will be provided and is included in your registration fee. Registration
Wrightslaw Pre-Conference Fee
Bird - Before Jan 11
After Jan 11
will receive one set of books.
Asperger Conference Fee
Early Bird - Before
Fee After Jan 11
Non ASA-GGC member*
Registration fee includes ASA-GGC membership
6.5 hours for the Special Education
Law and Advocacy program.
CLEs: 6.0 hours have been approved.
Please contact the Autism
Society of America, Greater Georgia Chapter
at 770-451-0954 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Logistics, Accommodations, Directions
The Gwinnett Convention Center is on I-85, approximately is 45 minutes
north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson
International Airport and 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta.
Hotels with Conference Discounts
Two hotels are offering a special rate for
ASA-GGC conference attendees. When you make your hotel reservation,
be sure to mention that you are attending this conference to secure
the discounted rate. These discounts are limited so please call early.
Inn at Sugarloaf (0.8 mi. from convention center)
6010 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
678-407-0018 or toll free: 1-800-HAMPTON
Inn Gwinnett Center (0.25 mi. from convention center)
6310 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30043
Hotels near the Gwinnett Convention Center
Marriott Gwinnett Place (4.1 mi. from convention center)
1775 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Garden Inn Sugarloaf (0.4 mi. from convention center)
2040 Sugarloaf Circle
Duluth, GA 30097
Inn Duluth (0.9 mi. from convention center)
2370 Stephens Center Drive
Duluth, GA 30096
Directions - Link
North on I-85 take the Sugarloaf Parkway Exit. Turn right off the
exit, go back under the Interstate and cross over Satellite Boulevard
. The Center will be on your left.
Alternate Route: Take I-85 to the Highway 120 Exit West.
Turn right on Satellite Boulevard . The Center will be 1/2 mile on your
Alternate Concert Route: Take I-85 North to the Highway
120 Exit West toward Duluth (Exit will force you into correct direction).
Cross over Satellite Blvd. Continue to next light at Meadow Church and
take a right. Continue to Sugarloaf Parkway (next light) and turn right.
The Arena will be on your right.
South on I-85 take the Sugarloaf Parkway Exit. Turn right off the
exit and you cross over Satellite Boulevard . The Center will be on
Alternate Route: Take I-85 to Highway 120 West exit. Turn
right onto Highway 120. Turn right onto Satellite Boulevard . The Center
will be 1/2 mile on your left.
Alternate Concert Route: Take I-85 South to Old Peachtree
Exit. Turn Right. Then left onto Meadow Church . Turn left onto Sugarloaf
Parkway . The Arena will be on your right.
From the Gwinnett Place Mall take Satellite Boulevard north 2-1/2
miles. The Center is located on your left.
From Gwinnett Center to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
take I-85 South towards Atlanta . Take exit 72 toward Atlanta Airport/Camp
Creek Parkway . Stay on Camp Creek Parkway approximately 2 miles. Follow
signs for parking/incoming/departing airlines.
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
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