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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
with Peter Wright, Esq.
Long Island, New York, November 6, 2008


This one-day Special Education Law & Advocacy Training, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright is being sponsored by The Elija Foundation.

The program will be held at:

Residence Inn by Marriott
Media Center
9 Gerhard Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Program Description

One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:

  • special education law, rights and responsibilities
  • tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
  • SMART IEPs
  • introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw 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.

Agenda

8:00-9:00 Registration and Refreshments
9:00-10:30

Introductions

  • IDEA History and Overview
  • Section 1400 Findings, Purpose
  • Section 1401 Definitions: Special Education, Related Services, LD, etc.
  • Section 1412 Extended School Year, Child Find, Least Restrictive Environment/Mainstreaming/Inclusion, Private Placements, Statewide Assessments
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00
  • Understanding Tests and Measurements, and the Bell Curve, Standard Scores,
    Scale Scores, % ranks, Grade Equivalent, Age Equivalent
  • Section 1414(a) Evaluations and Re-Evaluations
  • Section 1414(d) IEPs, Present Levels of Performance, Goals and Objectives
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30
  • Section 1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation, Due
    Process Hearing, Appeal, Discipline, Age of Majority
  • Section 504, ADA, FERPA
  • NCLB No Child Left Behind
  • Litigation: Special Ed Caselaw
  • S.M.A.R.T. IEPs
  • Special Ed Advocacy for the Parent, Advocate, and Parent’s Attorney
  • Legal, systemic and “school culture” obstacles to compliance with IDEA-04
  • The Parent as the Special Ed Manager and Expert
  • Developing the Master Plan
  • Knowing the Rules of the Game
  • Recognizing and Avoiding the Fatal Obstacles
  • How to Deal with Conflict, a Healthy and Normal event
  • Crisis, Emergency, Help
  • Organization of the Child’s File
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • Rule of Adverse Assumptions
  • Private Evaluations
  • Paper Trails
  • The Letter to the Stranger
  • 5 Ws + H + E
  • Preparation for Meetings
  • Meeting Strategies
4:00-4:30 Questions and Answers


Registration

Registration Fees
$150.00 Elija Member
$175.00 Non Member

Click here to register online.

Download the printable registration form.

Your registration includes morning and afternoon refreshments, boxed lunch, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition ($50.00 retail value).

Questions? Contact Katherine Leelum by telephone 516-433-4321 by fax 516-433-4324 or email.

Credits: The New York State CLE Board approved a total of 7 credits for this conference. (Areas of professional practice: 4.0 CLE credit hours and skills: 3.0 CLE credit hours). .6 CEU's (continuing educaton units) have also been approved and available for an additional $9.00 fee, payable at the conference.

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


Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Residence Inn by Marriott, 9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803

From 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.

Please click here for directions from MapQuest.

Parking

There 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 on duty. Arrive early. It is quite a walk from the parking lot, up a hill to the hotel. You can also park on the neighborhood streets.

Airports

LaGuardia International Airport

Kennedy JFK

MacArthur Airport

All three airports are approximately 1 hour from the conference location.

Train: At Hicksville Train Station, if you take a cab, it is approximately a 5 minute ride.

Accommodations

There are many hotels in the area, including:

Residence Inn by Marriott (Conference Hotel)
9 Gerhard Road
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 433-6200

Four Points by Sheraton
333 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 694-6500
Holiday Inn of Plainview
215 Sunnyside Blvd.
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 349-7400

Restaurants

There are many restaurants in the area.

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