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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, October 5, 2006

Special Education Law & Advocacy Training, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being sponsored by CenterPoint Human Services.

The program will be held at:

Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
420 High Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Program Description

This full day 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

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.

Agenda

8:00-9:00

Registration

9:00-10:30

Introductions & 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

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

IDEA 2004 (cont'd): Evaluations; Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs); Procedural Safeguards; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:30

Review; 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

2:45-4:00

Advocacy Strategies (cont'd): Conflict; Obstacles to Effective Advocacy; Negotiating; Organizing the File; Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation; Letters & Paper Trails; School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies

4:00-4:30

Questions and Answers

Registration

Your registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, Wrightslaw IDEA 2004 and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, Second Edition ($35.00 combined retail value).

Registration Fees

Regular Registration

after September 1

Parents $79
Advocates $99
Couples* $99
Attorneys $119

*One set of books for those registering as a couple.

Download the informational flyer and printable registration form here (PDF).

Mail your completed registration form to:

Attn: Laura Gorycki
CenterPoint Human Services
4045 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Please make checks payable to: CenterPoint Human Services

Credits: 6 CLE credits have been approved by the NC State Bar; 6.0 Contact hours from Northwest AHEC, .6 CEUs from WFU School of Medicine.

Questions? Contact Laura Gorycki at (336) 714-9136 or email lgorycki@cphs.org.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Heading East From Asheville/Statesville: Head East on I-40, then continue East on Business 40 into downtown Winston-Salem. Take the Cherry St. Exit (5-C) onto High St. The front entrance of the hotel is immediately on your right.

Heading West From Raleigh/Greensboro: Take I-40 West, then take Business 40 split (Exit 206) into downtown Winston-Salem. Take the Cherry St. Exit (5-C) onto Cherry St. Turn left at the first traffic light onto 1st St. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Marshall St. Cross over Business 40 and through the next traffic light. As you head downhill, the hotel’s rear parking entrance will be on your right. Turn into the parking lot and drive around the building to the hotel’s front entrance.

Heading South From Wytheville: Head South on Highway 52 to downtown Winston-Salem and take the exit for 3rd, 4th and 5th Street (110A). Turn right at the top of the ramp onto 5th St. Stay on 5th St. through downtown and turn left onto Marshall St. Your landmark for this turn is the Benton Convention Center on your right. Take Marshall St. until it crosses over business 40 and go through the next traffic light. As you head downhill, the hotel’s rear parking entrance will be on your right. Turn into the parking lot and drive around the building to the hotel’s front entrance.

Heading North From Charlotte: From I-85 north take the Highway 52 exit. Then take the exit for Business 40 West (109B). Take the Cherry St. Exit (5-C) onto Cherry St. Turn left at the first traffic light onto 1st St. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Marshall St. Cross over Business 40 and through the next traffic light. As you head downhill, the hotel’s rear parking entrance will be on your right. Turn into the parking lot and drive around the building to the hotel’s front entrance.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Parking is free on-site.

Airports

Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)
6415 Bryan Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27409

(336) 665-5600
Approximately 21 miles from conference location.

Accommodations

The following hotels are near the conference location. 

Wingate Inn Hotel
125 S. Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 714-2800
Brookstown Inn
200 Brookstown Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 725-1120
Winston-Salem Marriott
425 N. Cherry St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 725-3500
Days Inn
3330 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 774-5755
Holiday Inn Select
5790 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 767-9595
 

 

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