Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Peter Wright, Esq.
Altoona, IA (Des Moines Area) , October 16, 2008
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, is being co-sponsored
by Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services,
Iowa Department of Education,
ASK Resource Center, Iowa's
University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, The
ARC of Iowa, Brain Injury
Association of Iowa, Iowa
Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Metro
West Kids Learning Center, Center
for Disabilities and Development, Davis,
Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, PC. and SED Parent Group and
for Children's Rights.
program will be held at:
The Meadows Events and Conference Center
One Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, Iowa 50009
special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:
education law, rights and responsibilities
and measurements to measure progress & regression
to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
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.
History and Overview
1400 Findings, Purpose
1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD,
1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion,
Private Placements, Statewide Assessments
Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
1414(a) Evaluations and Re-Evaluations
1414(d) IEPs, Present Levels of Performance, Goals and Objectives
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation,
Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
504, ADA, FERPA
No Child Left Behind
Special Ed Caselaw
Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parents Attorney
systemic and school culture obstacles to compliance
Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
the Master Plan
the Rules of the Game
and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
of the Childs File
of Adverse Assumptions
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
Early Bird on or before July 1, 2008
After July 1, but on or before October 12, 2008
After October 12, 2008
(family members) *
refreshments will be provided. Registrants will also receive two books,
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
*Couples will receive 1 set of books.
Form and Flyer
Click here to register
Additional Info: .6
CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved. The Iowa State Bar has approved this conference for 6 CLE credits.
Questions? Please contact Iowa
Protection and Advocacy Services.
by phone 800-779-2502, fax 515-278-0539 or email.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out! Register today!
The Meadows Events and Conference Center, One Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, Iowa 50009
Click here for directions from MapQuest.
parking is available free of charge.
Des Moines International Airport
5800 Fleur Dr. # 201
Des Moines, IA 50321
(Approximately 16 miles to conference location)
have made arrangements for reduced room rates at:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
165 Adventureland Drive NW
Altoona, IA 50009
Hotel Reservations: 1-888-HOLIDAY (888-465-4329)
When making your reservations, use the codeword WRIGHTSLAW for a reduced rate.
There are numerous hotels in the area.
For a complete list, click here.
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
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.
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