Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Island, New York,
November 9-10, 2007
two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp, a Wrightslaw
training program with Pete
Wright and Pam
Wright, is being sponsored by The Elija Foundation.
program will be held at:
Inn by Marriott
9 Gerhard Road
Plainview, NY 11803
will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:
- New requirements
for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice”
and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”
will learn about requirements in No Child Left Behind
and research based instruction
rights and options
will also learn how to:
tests and measurements to measure progress
tactics and strategies for effective advocacy
1: Special Education Laws|
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Reauthorized IDEA
1400: Findings & Purposes
1412: Catchall Statute Least Restrictive Environment
ESY, Notice, Statewide Assessments
Progress: Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve Demo: How to Chart Test
1414: Evaluations, Consent
Educational Programs (IEPs)
1415: Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice,
Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeal, Discipline
504: Discrimination, Retaliation, Damages
and Homework Assignment
2: SMART IEPs, NCLB, Advocacy Strategies|
Law, Tests & Measurements, Bell Curve
Child Left Behind: Reading, Research Based Instruction
Right to Know
Strategies, Crisis Management|
to Successful Advocacy
of Adverse Assumptions
of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
Paper Trails & Letters
Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
registration includes morning and afternoon refreshments, boxed lunch,
Special Education Law, 2nd edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, Second Edition ($50.00 combined retail
Note: No Refunds After October 26,
2007 - Cancellation fee on or before October 26th is $75.00 thereafter
Contact Mary Campanella by telephone 516-433-4321 by fax 516-433-4324
Information: .6 CEU's have been approved for this program.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
Inn by Marriott, 9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803
LIE: Northern State or Southern State Parkways to Rt. 135. Exit 10 East (Old
Country Road) off the Seaford/Oyster Bay expressway (Rt 135). Go aprox. one traffic
light and make a right turn on Gehard Rd. (Hess Gas Station and Fire House). The
hotel is immediately on the right and the parking lot is on the left.
click here for directions from MapQuest.
is limited parking in front of the hotel if you arrive early. There
is a parking lot across the street from the hotel. The garage is reserved
for hotel guests. There will be a parking attendant working both days.
Arrive early. It is quite a walk from the parking lot, up a hill to
the hotel. You can also park in the neighborhood streets.
airports are approximately 1 hour from the conference location.
At Hicksville Train Station, if you take a cab, it is approximately
a 5 minute ride.
conference hotel has a block of 10 rooms reserved. Ask for Katie Covais
at the Marriott to reserve.
many hotels in the area, including:
are many restaurants in the area.
built the New York Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information and
The State Yellow
Pages has many useful resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic
tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys and others
who help parents get services for their children.
If you provide a service,
sign up to be listed on the Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities - this is a free service from Wrightslaw.