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Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Lexington, Kentucky, August 22, 2007

SOLD OUT

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being co-sponsored by the Coalition for Reform In Special Education (CRISIS), the Autism Society of the Bluegrass and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky.

The program will be held at:

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Center of Learning
2050 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504

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

8:00-9:00 Registration & 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
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00

IDEA 2004 (cont'd)

  • Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve
  • Evaluations; Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs)
  • Transition Services - Part C to Part B to College
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Section 504; No Child Left Behind Act
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30

Review

  • 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
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers

Registration
Regular
Rec'd after 8/1/07
$60

Click here to register online. Scroll down the page until you see the Wrightslaw conference PayPal feature.

Download the brochure.

Your registration includes refreshments, along with Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($50.00 combined retail value). Lunch is on your own (see list of local restaurants below).

Other Info: Cardinal Hill can offer credits for early childhood, therapy, nursing, or social work. This conference provides 6 contact hours. CLE's are pending.

Refunds and Cancellations: Registration fees will be refunded less a $10 processing fee if written notification is received by ASBG up to two weeks prior to conference. Two weeks to 72 hours prior to conference, 50% refund, 72 hours or less, no refund. However, another person may attend in your place.

Questions? Contact Melanie Tyner-Wilson tynerwilso@aol.com

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

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, Center of Learning, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504

From I-75 North: From I-75 go to Exit 115 turn right. Go approximately 2 miles and turn right on to New Circle Road West. Continue 7-8 miles to Exit 5-A. Cardinal Hill is at the 4th light on the corner of Mason-Headley and Versailles Road, turn right on Mason-Headley and left into the first entrance.

From I-75 South: From I-75 go to Exit 115 turn left. Go approximately 2 miles and turn right on to New Circle Road West. Continue 7-8 miles to Exit 5-A. Cardinal Hill is at the 4th light on the corner of Mason-Headley and Versailles Road, turn right on Mason-Headley and left into the first entrance.

FROM I-64 from the West: Take I-64 to the Versailles exit (US 60 East-Exit58). Follow US 60 East bypass through Versailles until the bypass dead-ends at a stop light. Turn left at the stop light. Continue on US 60 East 10 miles to the corner of Versailles Road and Mason-Headley.

From Huntington, West Virginia: I-64 to Lexington merge with North I-75. From I-75 go to Exit 115, turn left. Go approximately 2 miles and turn right on New Circle Road West. Continue 7-8 miles to Exit 5-A. Cardinal Hill is located at the 4th light on the corner of Mason-Headley and Versailles Road. Turn right on Mason-Headley and left into the first entrance.

From US 27 South: Follow US 27 to New Circle Road (Rt. 4). Follow the Circle to Exit 5-A, merging into the traffic onto Versailles Road. Cardinal Hill is located at the 4th light on the corner of Mason-Headley and Versailles Road. Turn right on Mason-Headley and left into the first entrance.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

Parking is available at the front of the hospital (conference location) for free.

Airports

Bluegrass Airport
4000 Terminal Drive, Suite 206
Lexington, KY 40510
This airport is approximately 4 miles from the conference site.

Louisville International Airport
600 Terminal Drive,
Louisville, KY
This airport is approximately 74 miles from the conference site.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel can, usually, be obtained through the hotel shuttle. Please check with the hotel before arriving at your destination.

Alternate Transportation:
Yellow Cab (859) 231-8294
American Taxi Cab (859) 381-1010
Airport Taxi & Van Service (859) 225-2227

Restaurants

  • Cafeteria: Located on the first floor of the hospital and open to the public.
  • Fast Food Restaurants: CHRH is located at the corner of Mason Headley and Versailles Road. On Versailles Road there are numerous fast food restaurants. Across the street on Versailles Road to the right is Dairy Queen, on the left is Long John Silvers, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonald's, and Arby's, which is just a few minutes drive.
  • Dine-In Restaurants: Located on Harrodsburg Road, you can dine at Logan’s Restaurant (turn left at Harrodsburg Road and Mason Headley intersection) or at Frisch’s Big Boy, which is located by turning right at the same intersection of Harrodsburg Road and Mason Headley. Further down from Frish’s Big Boy, you will find additional restaurants including Longhorn Steaks, O’Charley’s, Ruby Tuesday’s and Chick-Fil-A. (all restaurants are located 10-15 minutes from Cardinal Hill)

Accommodations

Please mention you are attending a Cardinal Hill Seminar when making reservations.

Hotels near the conference location include:

SPRINGS INN/SPRINGHURST SUITES
2020 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY
(859) 277-5751
THE CROWNE PLAZA CAMPBELL HOUSE
1375 South Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 255-4281; (800) 354-9235
FAIRFIELD INN
3050 Lakecrest Circle
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 224-3338
LEXINGTON COMFORT SUITES
3070 Fieldstone Way
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 296-4446
SPRING HILL SUITES, MARRIOTT
863 South Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 225-1500
MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN
1080 Newton Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 231-6191

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