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IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
with Attorney Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Wheeling, West Virginia, October 13, 2006

Special Education Law & Advocacy Training, a Wrightslaw training program with Wayne Steedman, Esq. is being co-sponsored by Augusta Levy Learning Center and Bethany College's Education Program.

The program will be held at:

Bethany College

Private Dining Room of Benedum Commmons
Pendleton Street
Bethany, WV 26032

Program Description

IDEA 2004 & NCLB: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You! (one day, 6 hours) focuses on changes in IDEA 2004, the interrelationships between IDEA 2004 and No Child Left Behind, and how to use these laws to get better special education services for children with disabilities.

You will learn about:

  • new requirements for evaluations, reevaluations, parental consent
  • new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings
  • new eligibility requirements for students with specific learning disabilities
  • requirements for accommodations on high stakes tests, accommodations guidelines, alternate assessments
  • new rules about discipline and manifestation reviews
  • new procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice” and “Resolution (IEP) Session”
  • requirements for reading programs, essential components of reading instruction, research based instruction
  • requirements for highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals
  • high stakes tests, accommodations, alternate assessments
  • new options and choices for children who attend struggling schools
  • how NCLB applies to children with disabilities

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; IDEA 2004: History and Overview; Section 1400: Findings & Purposes; Section 1401: Key Definitions in IDEA: Special Education, LD, etc.

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Section 1412: Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment, Private Placements, Statewide Assessments, Accommodations; Section 1414: Evaluations, Reevaluations, Parental Consent, Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), IEP Teams, IEP Meetings

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:30

Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards: Prior Written Notice; Resolution Session; Mediation; Requirements & Timelines for Due Process Hearings; Discipline. Proposed IDEA 2004 Regulations.

2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:00

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): IEPs; Research Based Instruction; Reading; Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers

4:00-4:30

Questions and Answers

Registration

Download the printable registration form here (PDF).

The texts for this program are Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 (Retail: $14.95) and Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind (Retail: $29.95) which includes the No Child Left Behind CD-ROM with dozens of publications, manuals, toolkits, and other useful resources.

Note: 6 CLE credits have been approved for West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. CLE's are available for an additional fee of $15.00. CEU's are available for an additional fee of $10.00.
Please see registration form.

Questions? Please call Kathy Fuller at (304) 242-6722 or email director@augustalevylearningcenter.org if you have any questions.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Directions to Bethany College, Pendleton Street, Bethany, WV 26032

From the North
Pittsburgh, Rochester, Western New York: Take I-79 to exit #54 (Bridgeville). At end of ramp turn left onto Route 50 West. Continue on Route 50 through these towns in PA: Cecil, Hickory and Avella. (In Avella pay attention to Route 50 West signs) At end of Route 50, turn right onto Route 844 West. As you cross the border into West Virginia (Route 27) turn left at Highland Springs Golf Course, Route 88 South. Travel 5 miles until you reach intersection of Route 88 and Route 67. Turn left and proceed one-half mile into the town of Bethany and the Bethany College campus entrance.

From the South: Make connection with I-75 North to Cincinnati. Take I-71 to Columbus, OH. Follow I-70 East to Wheeling, WV. Proceed through the Wheeling Tunnel. Take exit #2A (Oglebay Park - Bethany College - West Liberty SC). Proceed to second traffic light and turn left, taking Route 88 North. Travel approximately 14 miles to intersection of Route 67. Turn right and proceed one-half mile into the town of Bethany and the Bethany College campus entrance.

From the East
Baltimore, Washington DC area: Take I-70 West to I-68 West to Morgantown, WV. Connect with I-79 North through Morgantown, WV. Continue on I-79 to I-70 at Washington, PA. On I-70 West take exit #17 (Jefferson Avenue). Turn right at end of ramp. Proceed two lights and turn right on Route 18 North. Turn left at next light, onto Route 844 West. Go approximately 18 miles on Route 844. As you cross the border into West Virginia (Route 27) turn left at Highland Springs Golf Course, Route 88 South. Travel 5 miles until you reach intersection of Route 88 and Route 67. Turn left and proceed one-half mile into the town of Bethany and the Bethany College campus entrance.

Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York, New England: Make connections with Pennsylvania Turnpike and travel West to exit #75 (New Stanton) The toll will be $6.45. Follow I-70 West to Washington, PA and get off at exit #17 (Jefferson Avenue). Turn right at end of ramp. Proceed two lights and turn right on Route 18 North. Turn left at next light, onto Route 844 West. Go approximately 18 miles on Route 844. As you cross the border into West Virginia (Route 27) turn left at Highland Springs Golf Course, Route 88 South. Travel 5 miles until you reach intersection of Route 88 and Route 67. Turn left and proceed one-half mile into the town of Bethany and the Bethany College campus entrance.

From the West
Columbus, St. Louis: Travel I-70 East to Wheeling, WV. Proceed through the Wheeling Tunnel. Take exit #2A (Oglebay Park - Bethany College - West Liberty). Proceed to second traffic light and turn left, taking Route 88 North. Travel approximately 14 miles to intersection of Route 67. Turn right and proceed one-half mile into the town of Bethany and the Bethany College campus entrance.

Cleveland, Youngstown, Chicago: Make connections with Ohio Turnpike East . Take exit #15 (Niles-Youngstown). Continue on I-80 East to exit #224A. Follow signs for Route 11 South, Canfield-East Liverpool, OH. From East Liverpool take Route 7 South to the Veteran's Memorial Bridge in Steubenville, OH and cross the Ohio River. Proceed on Route 2 South (follow signs for Wheeling & Follansbee). Go to the south side of Wellsburg, WV and at the last traffic light - out of town - turn left onto Route 67 East. Travel 6 miles on Route 67 to the town of Bethany and the Bethany College campus entrance.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Free parking is available at Thomas Philips Johnson Recreation Center with shuttle services to the workshop site.

Airports

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Highway 60 North
Pittsburgh, PA 15231
(412) 472-3525

About 45-60 min. away from training location.

Accommodations

The following hotels are near the conference location. 

Wilson Lodge
Oglebay Park
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-4000
Requires 2 night stay.

Thursday-$109. Friday and Saturday-$135.

Hampton Inn
795 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-0440
Thursday, Friday and Saturday $89. Mention Wrightslaw conference for this discounted rate.
Super 8
2400 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Bethany Mountainside Conference Center
Rt. 88
Bethany, WV 26032
(304) 829-4343
Thursday, Friday and Saturday $69.

Restaurants

The following restaurants are near the conference location. 

Drover’s Inn
1001 Washington Pike
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Approximately 8 miles from Bethany
Staffileno’s On The River
801 Main Street
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Approximately 8 miles from Bethany
T J’s Sports Garden
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Approximately 12 miles from Bethany
Perkins
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Approximately 12 miles from Bethany
Bob Evans
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Approximately 12 miles from Bethany

Ihlenfeld Dining Room
Oglebay Park, Rt 88
Wheeling, WV 26003
Approximately 8 miles from Bethany

Glass Works Grill
Oglebay Park, Rt 88
Wheeling, WV 26003
Approximately 8 miles from Bethany

 

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