Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
with Peter Wright, Esq. and
Pamela Darr Wright
Pennsylvania, October 19, 2006
Education Law & Advocacy Training, a Wrightslaw
training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being sponsored by Voices
for Independence, ARC of Erie County, Down Syndrome Group of Erie
County, Northwestern Pennsylvania Autism Society of America, Elderkin
Law Firm and the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.
program will be held at:
The Avalon Hotel and Conference
16 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501
full day special education
law and advocacy program will focus on four areas:
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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.
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
IDEA 2004 (cont'd): Evaluations; Individualized
Educational Programs (IEPs); Procedural Safeguards; Tests & Measurements &
the Bell Curve
Review; Section 504; No Child Left
Behind Act; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve (review); SMART IEPs;
Advocacy Strategies - Rule of Adverse Assumptions & Crisis Management
Advocacy Strategies (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
registration includes lunch, Wrightslaw
IDEA 2004 and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, Second Edition ($35.00 combined retail value).
|Registration Fees|| |
after September 21st
|Educators/School Personnel|| $85|
1 set of books for those registering as a couple.
the informational flyer and printable registration form here (PDF).
your completed registration form to:
If you are interested in attending the "Greet and Meet" on Wednesday,
October 18, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. please add an additional
$10.00 per person on your registration fee.
Voices For Independence
West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505
register online using PayPal, visit http://www.voicesforindependence.org/html/registration.html.
respond by September 21, 2006 for Early Bird Registration
alternate format, sign language interpreter or scholarship information
Information: 6 CLE credits and .6 CEU's have been approved
for this conference. Please contact Jill
Hrinda-Patten for details.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center, 16 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501
Erie Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto 12th street. Turn left
onto Peach Street (6 miles). Go north on Peach to second right, turn right onto
10th Street. The Avalon is on the corner.
I-79: Take I-79 north to exit 183A. East on 12th Street (2 miles) turn left
on Peach Street. Go north to second light, turn right onto 10th Street.
I-90: Take I-90 to the I-79 interchange. Take I-79 north and follow above
I-86: Take I-86 to I-90 west. Take I-90 to the I-79 interchange. Take I-79
north and follow above directions.
click here for directions from MapQuest.
Attached Parking Garage,
one dollar per hour.
Street parking, a quarter per quarter of an hour.
W. 12th Street
About 7 miles away,
estimated time: 15 minutes
The following hotels are near the conference location.
Avalon Hotel and Conference Center
16 W. 10th Street
Super 8 Motel|
205 W. 8th Street
About half a mile away,
estimated time: 1 minute.
344 E. 6th Street
About 1 mile away, estimated
time: 2 minutes.
2800 W. 8th Street
About 4 miles away,
estimated time: 9 minutes.
3041 W. 12th Street
About 4 miles away, estimated
time: 9 minutes.
At Presque Isle |
2930 W. 6th Street
About 6 miles away,
estimated time: 10 minutes.
following restaurants are near the conference location.
Pub and Eatery|
16 W. 10th Street
1018 State Street
est. distance: .02 miles
Friends Italian Market|
25 E. 10th Street
1115 Sassafras Street
est. distance: .30
est. distance: .39 miles
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