Special Education Law & Advocacy Seminar
Atlanta, GA (July 19, 2006)
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Program is sponsored
by The National Fragile X Foundation
as part of the 10th International Fragile X Conference.
conference will be held at:
Hotel CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 659-0000
Fax: (404) 525-5050
is a full-day (6 hour) program that focuses on:
education law, rights and responsibilities under IDEA 2004
* Tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
* SMART IEPs
* Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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.
||Introductions & Review
Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004);
Findings and Purposes; Definitions; "Catchall Statute" - Least Restrictive
Environment (LRE), 10-day Notice, State Assessments, Accommodations
||IDEA 2004 (cont'd): Evaluations;
Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs); Procedural Safeguards; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
504; No Child Left Behind Act; Tests & Measurements
& the Bell Curve (review); SMART IEPs; Advocacy Strategies - Rule of
Adverse Assumptions & Crisis Management
(cont'd): Conflict; Obstacles to Effective Advocacy; Negotiating;
Organizing the File; Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation; Letters &
Paper Trails; School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
||Questions and Answers
Your registration fee includes two books: Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd
Edition (value: $34.90.)
Register for the International Conference and Wrightslaw seminar on The National Fragile
X Foundation site.
Questions? Please call the The
National Fragile X Foundation at 800-688-8765 or 925-938-9300 or
are available at the Omni
Hotel CNN Center, a luxurious AAA Four-diamond hotel located in
the heart of downtown within the CNN Center Complex. Each guestroom
offers views of the downtown skyline or the CNN Center Atrium or Centennial
Learn more about accommodations.
Parking is available at the hotel for $8./hour, $2 /additional
hours, maximum fee of $20. per day.
The hotel is located 15 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield International
directions, go to mapquest.com,
type in your address and the address of the Omni Hotel, 100 CNN Center,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
a map and driving directions from The Omni Hotel site.
is on your own. The
hotel has two sit down restaurants, Jock's and Jill's and Don Juan's
Mexican Cantina. Dining options
The Omni Hotel CNN Center has a food court with
several fast food restaurants:
The Wrightslaw program is being sponsored by The
National Fragile X Foundation as part of the 10th International
Fragile X Conference between July 19-23, 2006. For more information
about the 10th International Fragile X Conference and other educational
and training opportunities, please visit The
National Fragile X Foundation site.
to Philips Arena, Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center,
one of the largest sporting, entertainment and convention complexes
in the world.
* Located within CNN World Headquarters, home of CNN News, CNN Headline
News, Braves Clubhouse Store
* Across the street from Centennial Olympic Park, a 21-acre park honoring
the 1996 Olympic Games featuring the dramatic Olympic Fountain of Rings,
Water Gardens and Quilt Plaza
* 4 blocks to Imagine It! The Childrens Museum of Atlanta
* 6 blocks to Underground Atlanta, a downtown hotspot for shopping,
dining and entertainment.
For more information about things to do, visit the Atlanta
Convention and Visitors Bureau
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