Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp, Austin Texas (August 1 - 2, 2008)

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Austin, TX, August 1-2, 2008

This two-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp, a Wrightslaw training program with Pete Wright and Pam Wright, is being sponsored by the Texas Parent to Parent .

The program will be held at:

Education Service Center Region XIII  
5701 Springdale Road  
Austin, TX  78723 

Program Description

Participants will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including:

  • New requirements for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent
  • New requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings
  • New eligibility issues for students with specific learning disabilities
  • New procedural requirements and timelines, including the “Due Process Complaint Notice” and “Resolution (IEP) Session.”

Participants will learn about requirements in No Child Left Behind including:

  • Reading and research based instruction
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Parental rights and options
  • High stakes testing

Participants will also learn how to:

  • Use tests and measurements to measure progress
  • Write SMART IEPs
  • Use tactics and strategies for effective advocacy
Day 1: Special Education Laws
8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30
  • Introductions, Agenda, Pre-test
  • Overview: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97) and the Reauthorized IDEA of 2004
10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00

IDEA (con’t)

  • Section 1400: Findings & Purposes
  • Section 1401: Definitions
  • Section 1412: “Catchall Statute” – Least Restrictive Environment
  • (LRE), ESY, Notice, Statewide Assessments

Review

12:00-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Measuring Progress: Tests & Measurements & the Bell Curve Demo: How to Chart Test Scores
  • Section 1414: Evaluations, Consent
  • Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs)
2:30-2:45Break
2:45-4:00
  • Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards - Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation, Due Process Hearings, Appeal, Discipline
  • Section 504: Discrimination, Retaliation, Damages
  • Review and Homework Assignment
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers
Day 2: SMART IEPs, NCLB, Advocacy Strategies
9:00-10:30
  • Review: Law, Tests & Measurements, Bell Curve
  • No Child Left Behind: Reading, Research Based Instruction
  • Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Parent “Right to Know”

SMART IEPS

10:30-10:45Break
10:45-12:00SMART IEPs (cont'd)
12:00-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:30Advocacy Strategies, Crisis Management
  • Emotions, Conflict
  • Obstacles to Successful Advocacy
  • School Culture
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
2:30-2:45Break
2:45-4:00

Advocacy Strategies (con’t)

  • Hazards of Litigation & Outcome Prediction
  • Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Negotiating; Paper Trails & Letters
  • School Meetings: Preparation & Survival Strategies
4:00-4:30Questions and Answers


Registration

Registration
Early Bird
(On or before June 1)
Regular
(On or before July 11)
Late
(After July 11)
Individual
$100
$125
$150
* Couple
$150
$175
$200
Professional
$150
$175
$200
Additional Professional
(from same agency - no books)
$100
$125
$150

Click here for online registration.

Download the registration form.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Registrants will also receive two books, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.

* Couples receive one set of books.

Credits - 1.2 Continuing Education Units (12 contact hours) have been approved for this conference. CEUs for Social Workers and for Professional Counselors will be available also. The State Bar of Texas has approved this conference for 12 CLE credits.

Additional Information

We will also provide limited childcare for a nominal fee. Care will be provided by experienced child care workers who are familiar with children with disabilities.

Questions? Contact Texas Parent to Parent by telephone 866-896-6001, 512-458-8600 (local for Austin), Fax 512-451-3110 or by email.

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


Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Education Service Center Region XIII, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX  78723.

From IH-35

  • Take the Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd. exit
    Travel east on MLK to Springdale Rd.
    Turn left onto Springdale and travel past 51st Street
    Region XIII is on your right at the Rogge Lane "T" intersection

Heading North on Hwy 183

  • Take the Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd. exit
    Turn left, traveling west, on MLK to Springdale Rd.
    Turn right onto Springdale and travel past 51st street
    Region XIII is on your right at the Rogge Lane "T" intersection

Heading South on Hwy 183

  • Take the Manor Rd. exit
    Turn right, traveling south, on Manor Rd. to Springdale Rd.
    Always stay in the left lane, Manor Rd. will fork into Springdale Rd. (always stay to the left)
    Going up a hill, Region XIII is on your left at the Rogge Lane "T" intersection

    Map at maps.google.com

Parking

Parking is free and available onsite.

Airports

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd #411
Austin, TX 78719
(Approximately 8 miles to conference location)

Accommodations

For a list of local hotels click here.

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