Banquet and Convention Center
East West Industrial Park
15 Littlefield Way
special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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.
& 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
2004 (cont'd): Evaluations; Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs); Procedural
Safeguards; Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve|
Section 504; No Child Left Behind Act; Tests & Measurements & the Bell
Curve (review); SMART IEPs; Advocacy Strategies - Rule of Adverse Assumptions
& Crisis Management|
Strategies (cont'd): Conflict; Obstacles to Effective Advocacy; Negotiating; Organizing
the File; Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation; Letters & Paper Trails;
School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies|
registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack, along
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($50.00 combined retail
|Additional Family Member
from Same Agency||$85.00|
Info: 6 CLE's and 6 CEU's have been approved for this conference. An
additional $5.00 fee applies to CEU's, payable at the conference. MPF members can subtract $5.00 from their registration
Contact Maine Parent Federation and ask for Penny
Steeves at (207) 623-2144 or (800) 870-7746 (Maine Only).
*One set of books per family.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
Banquet and Convention Center, East West Industrial Park, 15 Littlefield Way,
Brewer, ME 04412
95 North or South: Take Exit 182-A onto 395 East. Travel to Exit #5 (Parkway
South) and turn left at end of exit. Go 1/10 of a mile over railroad tracks, and
take the very next right into the East/West Industrial Park. Travel approximately
100 yards and turn left onto Coffin Avenue. Jeff's Catering is located at 15 Littlefield
Ellsworth: Take 395 West. Travel to Exit #5 (Parkway South) and turn left
at end of exit. Go 1/10 of a mile over railroad tracks and take the very next
right into the East/West Industrial Park. Travel approximately 100 yards and turn
left onto Coffin Avenue. Jeff's Catering is located at 15 Littlefield Way.
Click here for directions from MapQuest.
to download a map image.
Parking is available
on site at no charge. There is a new entrance to the parking lot off Robertson
287 Godfrey Boulevard
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 992-4600; (866) 359-2264
airport is approximately 6.5 miles from the conference site.
a list of over two dozen area restaurants here.
When making your reservations be sure to mention
701 Hogan Rd.
from conference location
Western White House Inn|
155 Littlefield Ave.
miles from conference location
750 Hogan Road
from conference location
250 Odlin Road
327 Odlin Road
300 Odlin Road
404 Odlin Road
336 Odlin Road
1100 Hammond St
357 Odlin Road
8 Bangor Motel|
462 Odlin Road
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