Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Pete Wright, Esq.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Pete
Wright, brought to you by
the Northwest Autism Center.
Co-sponsors include Eastern
Washington University, The
Arc of Spokane, Region I Division of Developmental Disabilities,
Autism Society of Washington,
and the Inland
Center for Autism & Related Disorders (ICARD).
The program will be held at:
Eastern Washington University
526 5th Ave.
Cheney, WA 99004
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.
and Continental Breakfast
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 Evaluations and IEPs
1415 Prior Written Notice, Procedural Safeguards Notice, Mediation,
Due 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
Couples receive one set of books. The couples pricing option is
designed to support families by offering a reduced price to married
couples or partners raising a child with disabilities. If you do
not fit this description, please register as an individual or professional.
fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Registrants
will also receive two books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
Download and distribute the save-the-date
the printable registation
to register online.
Credits - 6 CLE (continuing
legal education) credits have been approved for this conference.
CEU's (continuing education units) have been approved for .6 units
(6 contact hours). There is an additional fee of $9.00 for CEU's,
made payable at the conference.
Scholarships -A limited number
of family scholarships and tuition reductions are available on the
basis of need. Please call Jill Ide at NAC for more information.
Deborah Finck or Jill Ide by telephone 509-329-1582, by fax 877-376-3335
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
for a map to the Showalter Auditorium.
and parking instuctions to main campus. Click here
for a map of the main campus.
here for the bus schedule
from Spokane to Cheney.
(14.7 miles to the Showalter Auditorium)
111 Betz Road
Cheney, WA 99004
Mention "Wrightslaw Conference" for a reduced
rate of $83.
8909 W. Airport Drive
Spokane, WA 99219
11102 W. Westbow Blvd.
For a complete list of local hotels 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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