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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Jacksonville, Florida, April 26, 2007

SOLD OUT

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being brought to you by the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville.

The program will be held at:

Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, FCCJ

76346 William Burgess Boulevard
Nassau Room, Building 30, Room T-126
Yulee, Florida 32097

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 & Light Refreshments
9:00-10:30

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
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00

IDEA 2004 (cont'd)

  • Evaluations
  • Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs)
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
12:00-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:30

Review

  • Section 504
  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve (review)
  • SMART IEPs
  • Advocacy Strategies - Rule of Adverse Assumptions & Crisis Management
2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:00

Advocacy Strategies (cont'd)

  • Conflict
  • Obstacles to Effective Advocacy
  • Negotiating
  • Organizing the File
  • Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation
  • Letters & Paper Trails
  • School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers

Your registration includes light refreshments and lunch, along with Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($50.00 combined retail value). 

Other Info: CLE's are pending.

Questions? Contact Debbie Revels at (904) 353-6300, (904) 358-1200, or (904) 353-6322 (fax).

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, FCCJ, 76346 William Burgess Boulevard, Nassau Room, Building 30, Room T-126, Yulee, Florida 32097

From I-95: The Betty P. Cook Nassau Center is located 2.3 miles off Interstate 95. Take exit 373/FL 200 onto FL-A1A (FL 200) toward Callahan/ Fernandina Beach - go .9 miles. Turn right on William Burgess Rd. - go 1.3 miles. Arrive at the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, FCCJ Look for Building 30. The seminar will be located in the Nassau Room T-126.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Parking is available for free at the center.

Airports

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
2400 Yankee Clipper Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218

The airport is approximately 13 miles from the conference site.

Restaurants

Information coming soon.

Accommodations

When making your reservations be sure to mention our conference.

The Clarion Hotel Airport Conference Center
2101 Dixie Clipper Drive
Jacksonville, Florida
(904) 741-1997
Holiday Inn Jacksonville International Airport
14670 Duval Road
Jacksonville, Florida
(904) 741-4404
Fairfield Inn Jacksonville International Airport
1300 Airport Road
Jacksonville, Florida
(904) 741-3500
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida
(904) 277-1100

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