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SOLD OUT!
Riding the Wave to Understanding
Special Education Law
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Louisville, Kentucky, August 4, 2006

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being brought to you by KY-SPIN and FIND of Louisville.

The program will be held at:

University of Louisville
Shelby Campus
9001 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40222

Program Description

One-day special education law and advocacy programs 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

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

Download the information and registration form here.

Agenda

8:00-9:00Registration
9:00-10:30Introductions & Review Agenda.
Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004); Findings and Purposes; Definitions; "Catchall Statute" - Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), 10-day Notice, State Assessments, Accommodations
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00IDEA 2004 (cont'd): Evaluations; Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs); Procedural Safeguards; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:30Review; Section 504; No Child Left Behind Act; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve (review); SMART IEPs; Advocacy Strategies - Rule of Adverse Assumptions & Crisis Management
2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:00Advocacy Strategies (cont'd): Conflict; Obstacles to Effective Advocacy; Negotiating; Organizing the File; Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation; Letters & Paper Trails; School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers

Registration

Your registration includes Wrightslaw IDEA 2004 and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($35.00 combined retail value). 

Registration
PAID by July 14th (Early Bird)
Postmarked After July 14th (Regular)
Professional
(CEU's pending/
6 CLE credits approved)
$115.00
$135.00
Individual/Parent
$95.00
$115.00
Parent Team *
$125.00
$145.00

* Couples will receive one set of books and two lunches.

Your registration fee also includes a continental breakfast, refreshments at breaks, lunch and free parking.
Download the information and registration form here.

You may register online, by mail or fax. No onsite registrations.

Mail your completed registration form to:

KY-SPIN
10301-B Deering Road
Louisville, KY 40272

Please make check payable to KY-SPIN, Inc. No personal checks accepted after July 24, 2006. A returned check automatically cancels registration.

To Register Online

Register online at http://www.kyspin.com. Credit card payment accepted only online.

To Register by Fax

Please fill out the registration form (registration tentative until payment received) and fax to (502) 937-6464.

Questions? A limited number of Parent Scholarships are pending. To ask questions about the conference or for more information on Scholarship opportunities contact Roberta Alston at (800) 525-7746 or e-mail roberta@kyspin.com.

Wrightslaw programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

University of Louisville, Shelby Campus, 9001 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40222

From I-65 North: Take the I-264 (Watterson Xway) East exit. After traveling approximately 7 miles,
take Exit 20A (Shelbyville Rd. E, US 60/Middletown). Shelby Campus is 2 miles on the left.

From I-65 South: Take the I-264 (Watterson Xway) East exit. Follow the directions above.

From Airport: Take the I-264 (Watterson Xway) East exit. Follow the directions above.

From I-64 East: Take Exit 12B (I-264 East/Watterson Xway). Then take Exit 20A (Shelbyville Rd.,
US 60/Middletown). Shelby Campus is 2 miles on the left.

From I-64 West: Take Exit 15 (Hurstbourne Pkwy., Middletown/Jeffersontown/ Shelby Campus). Turn
right on Hurstbourne Pkwy. Travel approximately 2 miles to the intersection of Shelbyville Rd. (US 60).
Turn left on to Shelbyville Rd. Shelby Campus is approximately ¼ mile on the right.

I-71 South: Take the I-264 (Watterson Xway) West exit. This is a left turn. Take the Shelbyville Road
East exit (US 60/Middletown). Shelby Campus is 2 miles on the left.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Parking is free on-site.

Airports

Louisville International Airport is approximately 10-12 miles from conference site.

Restaurants

Applebee's Grill & Bar
12913 Shelbyville Road
502-254-3232

Tony Roma's Famous Ribs
150 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
502-327-8500

Olive Garden
1320 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
502-339-7190


Outback Steak House
4621 Shelbyville Road
502-895-4329

Asian Pearl Chinese
2060 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
502-495-6800

Denny's
337 Whittington Pkwy
502-423-0489

Macaroni Grill
401 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
502-423-9220

TGI Fridays
9990 Linn Station Rd
502-425-8185

Accommodations

AmeriSuites - Louisville East
701 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
502-426-0119


Red Carpet Inn of Louisville
1640 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40220
502-491-7320
Best Western Brownsboro Inn
4805 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
502-893-2551

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne**
1325 S Hurstbourne
Louisville, KY 40222
502-426-2600
(Shuttle service available)


Courtyard by Marriott
9608 Blairwood Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
502-429-0006


Ramada Inn East Louisville
1902 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY 40299
502-491-2577
Mention Wrightslaw Training Program to receive discount room rate of $69.00. Reservations must be made by July 21, 2006.
Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY 40299
502-499-6220
Four Points Sheraton of Louisville
9802 Bunsen Way
Louisville, KY 40299
502-499-0000

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