178 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
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 (IDEA-97) 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
Bird Registration* (Before March 15)
Registration* (After March 15)
Professional from Same Agency
registration includes continental breakfast and lunch, break refreshments,
Special Education Law, 2nd edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, Second Edition ($50.00 combined retail
value). Participants will also receive a copy of Chapter 101: Maine
Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty.
Note: Registration deadline: March
31, 2008. Pre-registration is required.
Information: 6 Continuing Legal Education (CLE's) credits
have been approved for this conference. CEUS (Fee Applies) and
GLEs have also been approved.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
Logistics, Directions, Accommodations
the Katerer, 178 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME 04103.
Maine Turpike I-95: Traveling north or south, take Exit 48. Turn
right onto Riverside Street. At second light, turn right onto Warren
Avenue. You'll find Keeley's one mile down on the right.
I-295: Traveling north or south, take Exit 6B. Follow Forest Avenue
north for 2.5 miles. You'll see McDonald's on your left. At the next
light, turn left onto Warren Avenue. You'll find Keeley's 1/4 mile down
on the left.
here for directions from MapQuest.
is free and available onsite.
Portland International Jetport
is approximately 4.6 miles from the conference location.
the Maine Yellow
Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable information
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.