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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Erie, Pennsylvania, October 19, 2006

Special 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.

The program will be held at:

The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center
16 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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

7:45-8:30

Registration

8:30-10:00

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

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:45

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

11:45-12:30

Lunch

12:30-2:00

Review; Section 504; No Child Left Behind Act; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve (review); SMART IEPs; Advocacy Strategies - Rule of Adverse Assumptions & Crisis Management

2:00-2:15

Break

2:15-3:30

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

3:30-4:00

Questions and Answers

Registration

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

Registration Fees

Regular Registration

after September 21st

Students $30
Parents/Advocates $60
Couples* $75
Educators/School Personnel $85
Attorneys $100

*Only 1 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:

Voices For Independence
3711 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

Note: 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.

To register online using PayPal, visit http://www.voicesforindependence.org/html/registration.html.

Please respond by September 21, 2006 for Early Bird Registration

Questions? For alternate format, sign language interpreter or scholarship information contact Jill Hrinda-Patten.

Additional Information: 6 CLE credits and .6 CEU's have been approved for this conference. Please contact Jill Hrinda-Patten for details.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

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.

From 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.

From I-90: Take I-90 to the I-79 interchange. Take I-79 north and follow above directions.

From 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.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Attached Parking Garage, one dollar per hour.
Street parking, a quarter per quarter of an hour.

Airports

Erie International Airport
W. 12th Street
814-833-4258
About 7 miles away, estimated time: 15 minutes

Accommodations

The following hotels are near the conference location. 

The Avalon Hotel and Conference Center
16 W. 10th Street
814-459-2220

Conference Hotel

Downtown Super 8 Motel
205 W. 8th Street
814-456-6251
About half a mile away, estimated time: 1 minute.
The City Motel
344 E. 6th Street
814-455-7594
About 1 mile away, estimated time: 2 minutes.
Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel
2800 W. 8th Street
814-833-1116
About 4 miles away, estimated time: 9 minutes.
Hampton Inn
3041 W. 12th Street
814-835-4200
About 4 miles away, estimated time: 9 minutes.
Inn At Presque Isle
2930 W. 6th Street
814-838-1961
About 6 miles away, estimated time: 10 minutes.

Restaurants

The following restaurants are near the conference location. 

Benjamin’s Pub and Eatery
Avalon’s Restaurant
16 W. 10th Street
814-459-2220
Subway Sandwiches
1018 State Street
814-456-7991
est. distance: .02 miles
Two Friends Italian Market
25 E. 10th Street
814-461-9966
est. distance: .03 miles
McDonald’s Restaurant
1115 Sassafras Street
814-456-9906
est. distance: .30 miles
Starbucks
502 State Street
814-459-2400
est. distance: .39 miles

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