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Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 5, 2006

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program, is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center -- and it's FREE for parents, family members, and individuals who work with children with disabilities.

The program will be held at:

Constitution Hall - University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

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.

Agenda

8:00-9:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30

Introductions
Review of Agenda; Pre-test

  • Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97) and Reauthorized IDEA of 2004
    • Section 1400 – Findings & Purposes
    • Section 1401 – Definitions
    • Section 1412 – “Catchall Statute” – Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), 10 day notice re: private placements, Assessments, ESY

Review

10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00
  • Section 1414(d) – Evaluations, Reevaluations, Individualized
    Educational Programs (IEPs)
  • Section 1415 – Procedural Safeguards
  • Review: IDEA
  • Section 504; No Child Left Behind Act
  • Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Review: IDEA & Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
  • SMART IEPs
  • Crisis! Emergency! Help!
  • Reasons for Conflict; Obstacles to Success
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions

Exam

2:30-2:45Break
2:45-4:00
  • Advocacy Strategies
  • Negotiation Skills
  • How to Organize the Child’s File
  • Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation
  • Paper Trails & Letters; “Letter to the Stranger”
  • Preparing for School Meetings; Survival Strategies
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers

Registration

This program is free to parents, significant family members, and individuals who represent or work with children with disabilities. Registrants will receive two books: Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 (or Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, if published by conference date) and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.

Registration Form (PDF)

Questions? Please call the Oklahoma Disability Law Center at (405) 525-7755.

Additional Info: CLEs are pending.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N University Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

The University of Central Oklahoma is in Edmond, Oklahoma, on the northern edge of Oklahoma City. To get to the university, take Second Street in Edmond to Garland-Godfrey and turn right. Follow the signs to visitor parking. The University's website is http://www.ucok.edu/.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Free parking will be available in the visitors' parking lot at the University Center.

Airports

Will Rogers Airport
7100 Terminal Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-0937
Approx. 30 minutes from conference location

Restaurants

There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from in the area.

Accommodations

There are many hotels in the area, here are just a few:

Broadway Suites

1305 South Broadway

Edmond, OK

(405) 341-6068 or (800) 200-3486

1.6 miles to University


Holiday Inn Express
3840 East 2nd Street

Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 844-3700
Rates: $99-$144 per night

Hampton Inn

300 Meline

Edmond, OK

(405) 844-3037 or (800) HAMPTON

2.3 miles to University


Best Western
2700 East 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 216-0300
Rates: $75-$86 per night

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