Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170
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
Lunch (on your own)
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
deadline October 15, 2008
to register online.
and share the brochure.
Download the printable
registration form and mail to:
Information & Referral Coordinator
PRO-Parents of South Carolina
652 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
will also receive two books, Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
Lunch is on your own.
.6 CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved by the University
of South Carolina for an additional $8.00, payable at the conference.
The South Carolina Supreme Court, Commission on CLE and Specialization
has approved 6 CLE (continuing legal education) credits for this conference.
Parent scholarships are available. Please contact PRO-Parents of South
Carolina for details.
Questions? Please call Heather
Watson-Kelley at (803) 772-5688 Ext. 103 or (800) 759-4776, Fax
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170.
Click here for directions from MapQuest.
and free parking is available at the Midlands Technical College.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
3000 Aviation Way
West Columbia, SC 29170
(Approximately 1 mile to conference location)
There are numerous hotels in the area.
For a complete list, click here.
the South Carolina
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.
Wrightslaw Seminars & Training