Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
New York City
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, is being sponsored
by The Children's Hearing
The program will be held a half hour North of NYC at:
Dobbs Ferry Campus
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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
- Paper Trails
Letter to the Stranger
Ws + H + E
on or before June 21, 2009
June 21, 2009
Couples receive one set of books.
** Attorney student discount
form. Registration must include proof of Graduation from Law
School or passing of the NYS Bar exam after July 30, 2007.
fee includes breakfast and lunch. Registrants will also receive
two books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
and distribute the conference flyer.
the printable registration form.
Click here to register online - SOLD OUT
Credits - The Children's Hearing
Institute (CHI) is an approved provider for ASHA (American Speech
& Hearing) CEUs and AAA (American Academy of Audiology) CEUs.
CLE's (continuing legal credits) are approved (4.0 credit hours
for Areas of Professional Practice and 3.0 credit hours for Skills).
CEUs for a variety of professionals who need to document their professional
development hours will also be provided.
Melissa A. Willis, Director of Educational Programming, by mailing,
The Children's Hearing Institute (CHI), 380 Second Ave, 9th Floor,
New York, NY 10010, by telephone 646-438-7858, or by email.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
for a map of Dobbs Ferry Campus. The Rotunda Hall is the round building
attached to Mercy Hall.
Free campus parking.
closest major airport is LaGuardia
Airport, (IATA) airport is in New York, New York and is 16 miles
from the center of Dobbs Ferry, NY.
John F. Kennedy International
Airport (JFK / KJFK), is located in New York and is 26 miles from
Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Liberty International Airport (EWR / KEWR) is in Newark, New Jersey
and is 27 miles from Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Island MacArthur Airport (ISP / KISP) is in Islip, New York and
is 43 miles from Dobbs Ferry, NY.
For a complete
list of local hotels click here.
the New York
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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