Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp, Charleston, WV (November 19 - 20, 2008)

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
with Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright
Charleston, WV, November 19 - 20, 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 West Virginia Advocates, Inc.

The program will be held at:

Ramada Plaza Hotel  
400 Second Avenue SW   
Charleston, WV 25303  


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
Regular
(On or before October 31, 2008)
Late Registration
(November 1 - 19, 2008)
Family Member
$100
$120
* Couple (two Members from same Household)
$150
$170
Professional (credits included)
$150
$170

* Couple (2 members from same household) will receive one set of books.

Click here to register online.

Click here for the downloadable registration form.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon refreshments on both days.

Registrants will receive two books, valued at $50 Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and a copy of WV Department of Education's special education manuel: Policy 2419: Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities.

Credits - 1.2 CEU's (continuing education units) for educators, 12 CEU's for social workers, and 14.4 CLE's (continuing legal education) for attorneys have been approved for this conference.

Questions? Contact West Virigina Advocates, Inc by telephone 800-950-5250, or by email. If you are a person with a disability or a family member of a person with a disability and need finanical assistance to attend, availability of stipends pending approval - contact Susan Given for more information. If you require sign language interpretation or are a person with a disability and require specific accomodations please contact WVV, Inc.

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


Logistics, Directions, Accommodations

Directions

Ramada Plaza Hotel, 400 Second Avenue SW, Charleston, WV 25303.

Driving Directions:

From the North:

I-77S/I-79S to I-64 West toward Huntington, go 4 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and the Ramada will be one block on your left.

From the South:

I-77 North to I-64 West, go 3 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and the Ramada will be one block on your left.

From the East:

I-64 West towards Huntington, take Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and the Ramada will be one block on your left.

From Yeager Airport:


Take exit to airport and follow road. It will turn into Greenbrier street at intersection, stay right at intersection and follow the signs for downtown Charleston. Take I-77N/I-64West until the two intestates split. Follow I-64, go 3 miles to Exit 56-Montrose Drive Exit, go right at light and get into the extreme right lane-bear to the right again, following Cloverleaf which will merge onto 2nd Avenue-go straight and the Ramada will be one block on your left.


Map at maps.google.com

Parking

Parking is free and available onsite.

Airports

Yeager Airport (CRW)
100 Airport Road
Charleston, WV 25311
(Approximately 8 miles to conference location)

Accommodations

West Virginia Advocates has made Arrangements for reduced room rates ($79.00 per night) at the:

Ramada Plaza Hotel

400 Second Avenue SW
Charleston, WV 25303
Front Desk (304) 744-4641

Use the group code WRIGHTSLAW when making your reservations. Reduced rate expires October 18, 2008.


For a list of local hotels click here.

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