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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Wayne Steedman, Esq., and Pat Howey, Paralegal and Advocate
Stevensville, Michigan, September 22, 2006

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Wayne Steedman and Pat Howey, is being brought to you by Autism in Berrien County Speaks.


The program will be held at:

Park Inn Conference Center
4290 Red Arrow Highway
Stevensville, MI 49127

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 & Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97)
and Reauthorized IDEA of 2004
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00 IDEA 2004 (continued), Tests & Measurements and the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:30 SMART IEPs
2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:00

Tactics and Strategies for Effective Advocacy

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
Parents, Advocates, Educators, Service Providers
$70.00
Couples (husband/wife team)
$105.00
Attorneys
$85.00

* Includes a husband and wife team. Couples will receive one set of books and two lunches.

Your registration fee also includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, Certificate of Attendance, and an invaluable question/answer opportunity with Wayne Steedman and Pat Howey
. Download the information and registration form here.

You may register by phone, mail or via the internet.

Mail your completed registration form to:

Autism in Berrien County Speaks
1423 Margaret Place
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Please make check payable to Autism in Berrien County Speaks.

To Register by Phone

Phone registration also accepted with a credit card by contacting (269) 313-4315.

To Register Online click here.

Questions? To ask questions about the conference contact Maureen Adams at (269) 313-4315 or Holly Wingard at JHWingard@sbcglobal.net

Additional Information

A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Maureen Adams for more information or to apply.

.6 CEU’s available at the conference for an additional $9.00.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Park Inn Conference Center, 4290 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, MI 49127

From Chicago, IL
I-94 East to
Exit 23 North (St. Joseph)
North ½ Mile to Park Inn on left

From Kalamazoo/Detroit
I-94 West to
Exit 23 North (St. Joseph)
North ½ Mile to Park Inn on left

From Holland/Grand Rapids
I-96 South to I-94 West
Exit 23 North (St. Joseph)
North ½ Mile to Park Inn on left

From South Bend, IN
31 North to Exit 24 Napier.
East on Napier (left)
2 miles to I-94 West (Chicago)
I-94 West to Exit 23 North (St. Joseph)
North ½ Mile to Park Inn on left

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

There is free parking at the conference location. Park in rear of hotel, following signs to the Conference Center.

Airports

South Bend Regional (35 miles to conference)
4477 Progress Dr.
South Bend IN 46628
(574) 282-4590

Restaurants

There are many restaurants to choose from within 1 mile of conference. All restaurants listed are located in Stevensville.

Big Boys
4663 Red Arrow Highway

Cracker Barrel
2525 W. Marquette Woods

Culvers
4537 Red Arrow Highway

Long John Silvers
4604 Red Arrow Highway

Fireside Inn

4296 Red Arrow Highway

Accommodations

The following accommodations are within 1 mile of the conference location:

Park Inn (Conference Hotel)
4290 Red Arrow Highway
Stevensville, MI 49127
(800) 670-7275
(269) 429-3218
Hampton Inn
5050 Red Arrow Highway
Stevensville, MI 49127
(269) 429-2700
800 HAMPTON
Baymont Inn & Suites
2601 W. Marquette Woods
Stevensville, MI 49127
(269) 428-9111
(877) 229-6668
Comfort Suites
2633 W. Marquette
Stevensville, MI 49127
(269) 428-4888
(800) 4 CHOICE
Candlewood Suites
2567 Marquette Woods,
Stevensville, MI 49127
(269) 428-4400
(888) CANDLEWOOD

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