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Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Training
with Pat Howey, Paralegal and Advocate
Falls Church, Virginia, February 10, 2007

SOLD OUT

From Emotions to Advocacy, a Wrightslaw training program with Pat Howey, is being sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.

The program will be held at:

Virginia Tech NoVa Center
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Program Description

In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours), parent advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain healthy working relationships with the school.

You will learn:

  • how to assess your child's strengths and needs
  • how to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
  • how to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
  • how to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
  • how to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team

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 Light Breakfast Refreshments
9:00-10:30 Overview of agenda
  • Review of Applicable Sections of Reauthorized IDEA 2004
  • Preparing for IEP Team Meetings–The Parent Report
  • Taming the Paper Trial
  • Present Levels of Academic Achievement Strengths, Challenges, Needs Goals/Benchmarks
  • Words of Advice to Parents and Schools
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:30 Playing the IEP
  • Understanding the Power Structure
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • When the answer is “No”
  • The Rule of Threes
  • The Delphi Techniques
2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:00The Gentle Art of Disagreeing
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers

Registration

Your registration includes light breakfast refreshments and lunch, along with Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($19.95 retail value). 

Registration
Early Bird Registration
(Postmarked Before 1/10/2007)
Regular Registration
(Postmarked After 1/10/2007)
DSANV Member
$25
$35
DSANV Couple*
$40
$55
Non-Members
$40
$55

*Couples will receive one book.

To register or for more information, download the brochure and registration form.

Mail your registration to:

DSANV

P.O. Box 364

Lorton, VA 22199

Questions? Please call (703) 621-7129, email educationcommittee@dsanv.org or fax (703) 621-7129.

Additional Information: Space is limited to 100 registrants.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Virginia Tech NoVa Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043

From I-495: Take exit 47B (Route 7 East) for two miles, passing under Route 66. Turn left at the next major traffic light onto Haycock road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. You will come to a 4-way intersection, turn left into the University parking lot.

From I-66: Exit onto Route 7 East towards Falls Church. Turn left onto Haycock Road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. You will come to a 4-way intersection (Center is on your left.) Drive through this intersection. At the next 4-way intersection, turn left into the University parking lot. Please note HOV restrictions may apply.

From Route 7 East: Turn left onto Haycock Rd. at the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. You will come to a 4-way intersection (Center is on your left). Drive through this intersection. At the next 4-way intersection, turn left into the University parking lot.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest. For directions from the Virginia Tech website, click here.

Parking

Parking is available at the University Parking lot adjacent to the building at no charge. More parking information is available here. Location is accessible through public transportation.

METRORAIL: Take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church Station. The Northern Virginia Center is located approximately 200 yards form the Metro lobby, across the parking lot. For route and fare information, visit http://www.wmata.com.

BUS: MetroBus and the Fairfax Connector make stops at the West Falls Church Metro station. Route information may be obtained from Metro at (202) 637-7000, or for the Fairfax Connector at (703) 339-7200.

Airports

Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Washington, D.C. 20041

Approximately 17 miles from conference location.

Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Washington, D.C. 20001

Approximately 13 miles from conference location.

Accommodations

The following hotels are near the conference location. 

Inns of Virginia-Falls Church
421 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 533-1100

Falls Church Motel
7155 Lee Hwy.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 533-8600
Stratford Motor Lodge
300 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 534-4660
Budget Inn
7155 Lee Hwy.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 533-8600
Quarry Inn Motel
7147 Lee Hwy.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 241-0154
 

Restaurants

The following restaurants are near the conference location. 

High Society Bar & Restaurant
1245 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 241-5400
El Zunzal Restaurant II
917 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 532-9372
KFC
1120 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 532-4074
Panjshir
924 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 536-4566
Falls Church Subs
1067 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 241-4177
Chicken Out Rotisserie
1202 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 237-5444
Starbucks
1218 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 534-3111
Pizza Hut
1216 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 538-4332
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
1116 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 237-0020
McDonald's
7101 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA
(703) 538-6324
Long John Silver's
7049 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA
(703) 241-1633
Subway Sandwiches & Salads
1142 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 536-7870
Haandi
1222 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 533-3501

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