Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference
with Wayne Steedman, Esq.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw
training program featuring Wayne
Steedman, brought to you
by the NE
Chapter of ASA, The Arc of
Inc. and Rally for Autism.
The program will be held at:
Center for Health Education
5215 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
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
Lunch and Networking
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
November 6, 2009
November 6, 2009
fee includes box lunch. Registrants will also receive two books Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition.
to register online.
You can save $10 by registering online!
to download the printable registration form.
Credits - CEU's, MCLE's, CPDU's,
NSW CEC's are pending. Professional credits are an additional $10.
Financial Assistance: Help is available
through the Arc of Illinois, Statewide Council on Independent Living
of Illinois and StarNET. Call for more information or visit http://disabilitygoto.com/FinancialAssistance.html
for direct information.
Cancellations: All cancellations
will be assessed a processing fee of $15. No refunds after November
Questions? Contact Kimberly Maddox-Reihl
at DisabilityGoTo, Inc., 404 S Darst Street, Eureka, IL 61530 or by
telephone 517-420-3313, by fax 309-304-4811, by email
or visit the website.
programs often fill up early - don't miss out!
for driving directions to the Hult Center for Health Education.
Lincoln Capital Airport
O'Hare International Airport
Louis International Airport
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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