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Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference
with Wayne Steedman, Esq. and Pat Howey, Paralegal and Advocate
Augusta, Georgia, May 5, 2007

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Wayne Steedman, and Pat Howey, is being brought to you by Community Action Coalition.

The program will be held at:

National Science Center's Fort Discovery

#1 Seventh Street
Augusta, GA 30901

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
  • 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.


8:00-9:00Registration and Refreshments

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


  • 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
  • Review: IDEA & Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
  • Crisis! Emergency! Help!
  • Reasons for Conflict; Obstacles to Success
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions


  • 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


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

Early Bird Registration (Postmarked before 4/15)
Regular Registration (Postmarked after 4/15)

Registration information and brochure coming soon; online registration will be available soon (CAC's website is under construction).

Questions? For more information, please call (888) 862-0999, (706) 863-0999 or email communityactioncoalition@yahoo.com.

Additional Info: CEUs are pending. The additional $9.00 fee for the CEUs is payable at the conference. Attorney's interested in obtaining 6 CLE's will be provided with Form 3 and an agenda at registration. Attorney is responsible for submission of paperwork and the $30.00 fee to the State Bar of Georgia.

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


National Science Center's Fort Discovery, #1 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA 30901

From South Carolina - From I-20, take Riverwatch Parkway Exit 200 just past the Georgia Welcome Center. At the exit traffic light, turn left onto Riverwatch Parkway and proceed downtown. At the end of Riverwatch Parkway, continue straight onto Jones St. past 2 traffic lights at 15th St. and 13th St. respectively. Jones St.will dead-end at 10th St. Turn left onto 10th St., go 1 block, then right onto Reynolds St. Fort Discovery will be 3 blocks on the left.

From Atlanta - From I-20, take Riverwatch Parkway Exit 200 just past Washington Road. At the exit traffic light turn left onto Riverwatch Parkway and proceed downtown. At the end of Riverwatch Parkway, continue straight onto Jones St. past 2 traffic lights at 15th St. and 13th St. respectively. Jones St. will dead-end at 10th St. Turn left onto 10th St., go 1 block, then turn right onto Reynolds St. Fort Discovery will be 3 blocks on the left.

From South Carolina - From US-1, take 5th St. Bridge Exit. At Reynolds St. traffic light turn right. Turn right at 7th St. into Fort Discovery.

From Georgia - From US-1, take Gordon Highway (US1/78/278) to Walton Way. Turn left onto Walton Way; turn right onto 7th St. Follow 7th St. to Fort Discovery.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.


There is an on-site parking garage. Tokens will be given out on the day of conference to cover parking fee (included in conference fee).


Augusta Regional Airport (AGS)
1501 Aviation Way
Augusta, GA 30906
Approx. 8 miles from conference location


There are restaurants located inside of Fort Discovery.

Blue Sky Kitchen
990 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 821-3988

Bees Knees

211 10th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 828-3600

Hot Foods By Calvin

Full-service Restaurants
2027 Broad St
Augusta, GA 30904

Pizza Joint
1245 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 774-0037


Hotels in the area include:

Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites
2 10th St.
Augusta, GA 30901
(866) 316-5958
Country Suites by Carlson-Augusta Riverwalk
3 9th St.
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 774-1400
640 Broad St.
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 722-5541

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